New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Nm Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 92 - No. 174 16 Pages
THURSDAY September 1,1983 25 cents
Soviets blast Korean airliner
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Soviet jet fighter shot down a South Korean jumbo jet carrying 269 people after tracking it for more than 24 hours when it strayed over the Soviet island of Sakhalin, Secretary of State George P. Straits said today.
Among those aboard was a U.S. congressman and a search was under way for any survivors in the frigid waters off Sakhalin. Japanese and South Korean officials also believed the plane was shot down in the area.
Shultz told a Washington news conference the unarmed civilian plane was downed with a missile, that “there was no excuse whatsoever for this appalling act," and that the U.S. government reacted “with revulsion."
He said there was no evidence the Soviets had warned the plane, although he said the Soviet pilot was “close enough for a visual inspection." He said aa many as eight Soviet jets were involved.
Shultz said the U.S. government called in the Soviet charge d'affaires in Washington and expressed “grave concern" and demanded an ex
There was no immediate reaction from the Soviet Union, which earlier denied an erroneous Korean Air Lines announcement that the plane had landed on Sakhalin. KAL did not say why it made such an announcement, but informed sources in Seoul said apparently it was based on premature information that proved false and a desire to comfort relatives gathered at the Seoul airport.
Japan said today that it appeared “likely" the Soviets downed the airliner.
“If this (attack) is true, it should be regarded as very regrettable indeed," Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe told a Tokyo news conference. Japanese radar indicated the Korean Air Lines jumbo was pursued and shot down at an altitude of about six miles by three MiG-23s about 3:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday — and plummeted ii to the Japan Sea.
The seas in he area were reported calm, but the temperature was about 50 degrees. According to survival manuals, a person can last in such waters for about 50 minutes. Up to 34 hours there is a 50-50
See PLANE, Page IO
Shamir, Levy likely to succeed Begin
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Party colleagues of resigning Prime Minister Menschen! Begin meet tonight to elect a new leader, but the winner of the closely contested two-man race is not expected to veer from Begin's policies.
The OSOmember central committee of the governing Herat Party will cast secret ballots in choosing between Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Deputy Prime Minister David Levy. The new leader would then be in position to succeed Begin as prime minister, if Herat can maintain its coalition in Parliament.
Defense Minister Moehe Arens said that no matter who won the ballot, "we will continue the policies Jiat have been followed under Mr. Begin."
A key to the outcome was whether Begin, 70, would endorse either candidate. In the past, he has preferred Shamir, 63, who was a comrade of Beg in's in the underground fight for a Jewish state.
The leadership race was set in motion Tuesday when Begin said he was resigning the post he has
held since 1977. He announced his decision to his Cabinet on Sunday, but gave his backers time to try to talk him out of his decision.
Begin has delayed sumbitting his resignation to President Chaim Herzog, apparently to give his party time pick a successor, although Arens said Begin did not indicate how long he would postpone the move. Begin and his Cabinet remain as a caretaker government until the new Herat leader — or Labor Leader Shimon Peres — puts together a coalition.
Shamir, M, immigrated to Israel from Poland when he was 20 and fought in Begins's Irgun Zvai Lerna underground. He later broke away and led an extremist movement called “Freedom Fighters of Israel" which fought the British in the 1940b, assassinating diplomats and bombing British and Arab targets.
Levy, 45, immigrated to Israel from Morocco 26 years ago and was a construction worker who climbed the party ranks through labor union politics.Savage gets probation on 3 countsCommittee, relatives satisfied with verdict
Softening the bench
Staff photo by John N Sontpr
Judge Robert Pf suffer, who has been on the bench of the 207th District Court for 10 year*, inspects some of the gag gifts given birri at a party Wednesday honoring his 10th anniversary They included (1) an old-fashioned judicial powdered wig (which curiously resembles a mop) and (2) an inflatable cushion to make the "bench'* a little more bearable The court was created in 1973, and Pf Buffer has been the only judge to preside over it.
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
It took a plea of guilty to bring a community beck together
William Dale Savage changed his plea to guilty for killing three members of the Ruben Sauced* family, and was sentenced to IO years confinement in the Texas Department of Corrections, probated, by Judge Carl Anderson Thursday.
The judge’s ruling followed the state's recommendation at 11:15 a.m. from Assistant Attorney General Luis Vallejo, who served as special prosecutor by order of Attorney General Jim Mattox. Savage's attorney Rick Woods was also rn agreement with Vallejo’s recommendation
So were Vallejo's nine witnesses, who felt justice had been served with a day in court for the three “forgotten" deaths
Savage was convicted on April 14 for the involuntary' manslaughter of Ruben Sauced* Sr, as be walked along Highway 81 West last October His 10-year sentence was probated, and his fine was set at $5,000 by a Comal County jury
Even though Sauced* s wife Ortencia and their two children. 23-month-old Victoria and 11-month-old Ruben, were also killed. District Attorney Bill Schroeder refused to further prosecute the Fort Sam Houston private
Months of community protest by the Committee of Justice for All, which was fostered by an inmate hunger strike, ended with the appointment of a special prosecutor by Attorney General Mattox on July I.
Thursday’s hearing began with Savage's softspoken guilty plea on all three deaths No notions were filed prior to or during the hearing, even though Woods had earlier indicated further prosecution would mean double jeopardy against Savage.
"Part of the plea agreement was to waive all appeal rights and to forego any possible motions. ’ Woods said in open court.
Natavtdad Sauced!, father of Ruben Sr. was the first to take the witness stand With his attorney Ruben Sandoval by his side, he said he wanted to pardon William Savage. “I forgive him," he added
See SAVAGE, Page Ii
County Extension Agent Bill Schumann isnt calling it a heat wave, exactly. But the National Weather Service in San Antonio admits it’s been unusually warm for this time of year.
On the last day of August, the that biometer stopped at IO! at San Antonio, New Braunfels and Canyon Dem weather stations. The record high for Aug. 31 in San Antonio is 109 degrees. That happened in 1904.
The record high for Sept. I in this area is 102 degrees, from 1151. Weather experts didn’t think today would be a new record-setter, but they gave it good odda for reaching IOO again.
If Wednesday wain’t an ail-time record, it certainly dwarves s prominent spot in tho summer of im. Taken together with Tuesday, which brought a high of M, “It’sthe two hottest days we’ve had in a raw," said Canyon Dam Raoarvoir Manager Philip Parsley.
Castral Texas has seen quite a bit af thuaikritnrm activity in the past Mte. bet rains hare have been Ugh! ta MNristant. Schumann says Bm tram and Arabs are scarting to Oui X, and ae la tbs throat neb.
“Bmm (armers i efwal^sapecialisleek tanks haven’t
filled up Uke they have in the psst. One rancher up near DevU’s Backbone told me the other day he’d started hauling water.”
However, Schumann said it would have been worse if the hest had come ear ber. ‘’Our major field crops have been harvested already," he said. Dry weather la good for making hay and harvesting corn, which is what most farmers and ranchers are doing now.
"This does cause our pastures and range greases to dry up faster," Schumann added.
New Braunfels Utilities pumped more than 13 million gallons of water to its customers on Wednesday. That's weU above the average rate of eight to IO million, but secretary Dare Reinmger says it’s not really unusual.
"There’s usuaUy two or three days a month that we have a high reading. We had a little more in August; we had four days instssd of two," she said.
Pumpaga rates for earlier in this week hovered in the average range, but militias customers used IU million gallons on Saturday, Reininger said.
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Airs "weir in Edwards
New permit law in effect for pumping aquifer water
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
The Edwards Underground Water District's new permit law went into effect Monday, but general manager Tom Fox isn’t expecting a flurry of applications.
“I don’t ready expect very many. We’U probably be giving two or three mew permits) a year," said Fox this week.
The permit law applies only to businesses, governments and individuals who want to pump water out of the Edwards Aquifer and transport it outside the five counties included in the EUWD. New
wells drilled for local use won’t require permits.
The bill, passed by the Texas Legislature this year, also includes a "grandfather clause " Businesses and municipalities that are already selling Edwards water outside the district wont have to get a permit unless they increase their usage by more than IO percent, said local EUWD board member Oliver Hams. However, these agencies will have to register as outside users with the EUWD office. The bill gives them six months, or until Feb. 29, to do this.
‘We're just trying to get a handle on it," said Haas
Outside users on this end of the district include
Crystal Clear Waler, a company serving neighborhoods between New Braunfels and San Marcos, and the City of Schertz, whose main well is located outside its own city limits, just north of FM 2252 in Brecken The list also includes New Braunfels Utilities, whose service area extends a short distance beyond the Comal County line The City of Seguin also has a weU into the Edwards Aquifer, although Haas isn’t sure when it was last used The well, located near Preiss Heights, is set to discharge water into the Guadalupe River Seguin. miles downstream, removes a corresponding
See EDWARDS, Page lf
Rapist foiled by victim; robber used drill on safeInside
A would-be rapist left the Canyon High School football field on foot Wednesday night after his chosen victim fought him off and escaped to caU the police.
The New Braunfels woman was abducted, along with her car, from the Sac-N-Pac parking lot at U.S. 91 and Loop 337 at approximately 9.30 p.m. The suspect took her screes the freeway to the CHS stadium, where he attempted to rape her, said a Police Department spokesman.
The woman managed to resist the assault until her captor was frightened by another vehicle approaching. At that point, she took the car and left him there, then called to report the attempted rape
Authorities are still looking for that man, and also
the armed robber involved in Wednesday morning’s hold-up of the 7-11 store at 337 and Common Street The robber was reported to be a white male, six feet to six feet, two inches tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds The police spokesman said he came into the store at 1:56 a m , carrying a revolver, and told the male clerk to lie down on the floor, which he did.
Baaed on what the clerk heard after that, police believe the robber used an electric drill to put a hole in the store’s safe, reached inside and opened it, and took the money out.
The safe was equipped with a lock that couldn’t be opened by the clerk on duty. There is no report as yet on just how much money was taken
Kahler, Gajewski win at West Point
Two New Braunfels High School graduates were the top cadets in a recant major drill test at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Mike Gajewski placed first and Kipling Kahler placed second in the Regimental Drill Down, a military drill judged on performance and knowledge of drill manuevers. Beth participated in the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (IflCJROTC) while in high school The students were among 1450 cadets who participated in the drill. “We’re thrilled to hear from aur Bushwa, but we’re not really surprised,’’ said Cal Owen Renfro, Senior Military Instructor at NBH!.
“I think they learned their skills well," said let Sgt Carlos Farias. “It's not surprising to either one of us because af the caliber they are."
The inetructors bari more good nm. They were recently notified taal they ware named an honor school, for the second year. There are only ll MC-JROTC honer schools throughout tho country, end one other in Texas. The honor is baaed on activitief and services performed by cadets throughout tm Iltm achoo! year.
TMs means Renfro can nominate his students to th* various sendee academise “The Ural sergeant and I are vary excited about boing an boner school for the past two years," he said.Today's Woathor
This afternoon will be partly dowdy with a MAI near 199 degrees, fwd a 99 percent chance of rain psreiattag through a partly-cloudy night. Winds leggy til blow from the tooth near 19 miles par hour, becoming light and variable tonight.Barbed Owls
Rice Conch Ray Altern has been rerarduM all the insults hurled at the Owls and pkyu* them for bu players. Tonight. Altern hack em lf they d—raid the abune, na Rice opens *rHinut football piny
The mace shuttle ChnBHtBm* doesn't bit for a living, but it could - if Thursday ’s toots are any indication Shuttle aatrenauU used the craft’s rabat arm la several exercises, and the robot
would put Charks Atlas to shame, teepee I
CANYON LAKE ....... 7
CROSSWORD ........... II
SPORTS..................... - -M