New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 4, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Cubs 9, Astrol 3 Royals 5-1, Rangers 0-8
Unicorns, Cougars -sport*. Rangers win debuts
California 19. Texas ABM 17 SMU 24, Louiavilla 6Committee targets Schroeder, judge for defeatBy DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer
With William Dale Savage out of the way, the Committee of Justice for All has shifted its sights to District Attorney Bill Schroeder and 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer.
In a press conference Friday, Committee leader Ezequiel “Cheque" Torres said that his group “remains unsatisfied with the way Schroeder and Pfeuffer handled the Savage case," and has resolved to “work against them."
Savage pleaded guilty to killing Ortencia Sauceda and her two children, and received concurrent 10-year probated sentences Thursday in court. All three were killed as they walked along Highway 81 West last October.
The Fort Sam Houston private, now scheduled to go before a military board of review Sept. 16, was fined $5,000 and placed on IO years probation on April 14 for the involuntary manslaughter of Ruben Sauceda. However, Schroeder refused to prosecute Savage for the other deaths.
Schroeder, who is up for election next year, called Thursday’s hearing a “mockery." Torres said Friday the “real mockery was the first trial."
Several Committee members testified Thursday all they ever wanted was “a day in court." Schroeder called that “garbage. All they ever said told me was, ‘We won’t be satisfied with anything less than another trial.
“They also said this was never a racist issue. If that’s true, then why do they broadcast, ‘No Mexican-American will vote for Schroeder?"’ the district attorney asked.
“Voters make the decision — not the Committee," Schroeder said. “It’s up to the people, and I have faith in those people. If they have faith in me, they’ll vote for me. If not, I shouldn’t be here."
The controversy over the illiterate juror has served as the springboard for pointing the finger at Pfeuffer. “He should have stopped the first trial, after everyone found out about Mr. (Estacio) Guerrero,” Torres said.
Guerrero, who served on the Savage jury, later told a San Antonio reporter
he didn’t know what he was voting on. smiled when others smiled, and raised his hands when everyone else did.
In the trial guilt-or-innonence phase, the jury delivered a note that said, “We have a problem. One of the jurors cannot write. He can only read or write in Spanish." So Pfeuffer devised a number system for Guerrero’s vote, which was used by the entire jury.
“Now that the case is over, I can talk about it," Pfeuffer responded “Several considerations went through my mind, but the first and primary
reason I didn’t declare a mistrial neither side made such a motion.
’As a trial judge, I had to make a snap decision, and I think the number system was good I found supporting case law I think Mr Guerrero’s just a hesitant and shy person, who was put under pressure to say something different," Pfeuffer said
The judge has no intentions of issuing a challenge to the Committee. “You can’t run a court and campaign at the same time," he said. “Besides, I began a four-year term on Jan. I, 1983 Any future running mate will have to wait a while."
Ut* Braunfels, Texas
AO k I ^ 1 *70 Donne P C nefinne
Vol. 92 - No. 176
72 Pages —5 Sections
Reagan: calm action needed on Soviets
Travelers line up at the Jaycees rest stop on IH 35
Jaycees again set up rest stops
Si#* photo br tomCW 8rnt<j»>
The New Braunfels Jaycees want people to rest up and be alert during the Labor Day holiday.
The Jaycees will provide coffee and pastries through Monday at the rest stop along Interstate 35 south of New Braunfels. The Labor Day rest stop is a statewide effort by the Jaycees.
The program is designed to encourage weary travelers
to take a break from hours of driving.
"lf we can save one life, we have done our job," project chairman Mike Klein said.
Stores that have donated refreshments to the rest stop are Wuest’s, Divine, HEB, Safeway, Kroger’s and Dairy Queen Nos. I and 2.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Reagan, nearing a decision on American sanctions, said Saturday the Soviet Union must account for "the murder of innocent civilians" aboard Korean Air Line flight 007. Nonetheless, he said the “inexcusable act of brutality" would not interfere with arms reduction talks with Moscow.
“It is up to all of us, leaders and citizens of the world, to deal with the Soviets in a calm, controlled, but absolutely firm manner,’’ the president said. A senior U.S. official said the U.S. response would probably focus on measures to restrict Soviet air traffic.
The president met Saturday for a second day with his top security advisers and considered a list of retaliatory options.
In his weekly radio remarks, Reagan continued the tough language he has used since last Thursday ’s attack on the Boeing 747 jumbo jet, but gave no hint about what steps he would take. His spokesman, Larry Speakes, called for restitution for the families of the 269, including 61 Americans, who were aboard the aircraft.
Discussions in Geneva are to continue, Reagan told reporters
“I don't believe that (the airliner incident) should reduce the importance of continuing the talks that we hope will lead to a reduction in the number of nuclear weapons in the world,"he said.
Ambassadors and diplomats from several nations, including Japan and South Korea, were called to the State Department for a briefing on the latest developments in the tragedy. The bipartisan congressional leadership was to meet with Reagan Sunday morning.
Disputes continued over just what happened last Thursday after the Korean commercial airliner wanderedSee PLANE, Page 14AShocked Koreans take to streets
SEOUL, South Korea AP) — War veterans on crutches and in whee! chairs, actors and actresses, businessmen, workers and senior citizens borne on a floodtide of emotion rallied throughout this stunned nation Saturday against the barbaric and insane" downing of a South Korean jetliner Veterans burned Soviet flags Placards and banners bobbed above a rally of elderly people ' Massacre by cold-blooded Russians" they said "Savage Russians go to Hell!”
They assembled and marched in Seoul and in Otho-cities of this staunchly anti-Communist nation — carrying banners, Hearing lettered headbands, shouting their outrage and anguish over the loss of the aircraft and the 269 people aboard Officials said hundreds of thousands of people participated President Chun Doo-hwan went to Kimpo International Airport, where the plane was to have landed after its flight from New York, to bum uicense at an altar set up by Korean Air lunes in memory of those aboard the plane Among those missing and presumed dead were 61 Americans, including Rep lawrence P. McDonald, D-Ga A memorial service for the victims has been scheduled for Wednesday, followed by a massive anti-Soviet demonstration
See KOREA, Page 14A
Comfund begins annual drive to reach $100,000 goal
cqMAL C0unTy San Antonio man
~ drowns in Canyon Lake
It’s time for a friendly reminder, "With you. it works.”
The 1963 Comal County Community Fund campaign took off Sept I, reaching for a goal of $100,000 An advance gifts campaign under the direction of Bob Kiealing started the first week of August, and brought in over $23,000
Twenty organizations will be on the receiving end, if Comfund meets its highest goal in history. Last year, the $65,000 goal seemed modest after more then $96,000 was collected in pledges.
“Nearly every person in the county can be expecting a pledge envelope or card this month,” Leland Cox, Comfund publicity chairman, said.
“When you get yours, remember our theme, With yon, it works,’ and give to your local charity through Comfund."
A Comfund spokeswoman said the pledge envelopes, debuting last year in bank statements and
Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co-op bills, will change from yellow to blue this year. ‘ We’re bringing them back, because we had such a good response last time," she added.
lf the 1963 goal is reached, the following will be allocated: Salvation Army, $9,000; Comal County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center, $12,500; Humane Society, $600; Crisis Line, $500; Youth Fair, $3,720; American Red Cross, $4,500; Head Start, $1,000; Boy Scouts of America, $14,000; Girl Scouts of America, $14,000.
Also, Home Care, $6,000; Senior Citizens Center, $2,000; Community Service Center, $12JOO, plus $2,500 for capital improvement; Arthritis Foundation, $500; Children’s Habilitation Center (formerly known as the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center), $500; Child Welfare Board, $650; Hays County Women’s Center. $600.
Also, Canyon lake Volunteer Action Center,
$2,000; Tezas Society for Autistic Children, $500; Bihl Rehabilitation Center. $1,000; national United Way payment, $283. Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, $6,300, for clerical services, and $4,947 for supplies.
By DVANNE FRY Staff writer
Comal County’s fifth drowning this season happened at the Fort Sam Houston area at approximately 4 p m Saturday.
James Lee Roberson of San Antonio was pronounced dead at McKenna Memorial Hospital by Howard Smith, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 He was 27 years old
The Canyon I .ake Emergency Medical Service was unable to revive Roberson, who reportedly had been under water IO minutes before a swimmer brought him up. A Sheriffs Department spokesman said a witness had seen Roberson go down twice and called the lifeguard, but apparently too late. Another swimmer,
Jason Jones from Katy, found the body in seven feet of water, between IO and 20 feet off shore Authorities said Roberson had been a cook at a Long John Sliver's restaurant.
This labor Day weekend mishap makes the third drowning on Canyon lake this year, and the second in the Fort Sam swimming area The first occurred on April 23. The lake claimed its second life on July 17, when a wader stepped off a ledge near Comal Park.
Two people have drowned in the Comal River this summer, both near the Camp Warnecke Dam Donald Starling, 15, of Marble Falls was lost there on July 4 And three-year-old
See DROWNING, Page MA
BRrwII ’BBMrBMPi BRBB
Mr air bm «t tbs time, HQ& ttMMt ttwfy
k LM Hup# Mi bbl mm to NPM
Today s Weather
Today and Monday will ba sunny, bol and poaaibiy hazy, with aoutbaaalarif winds hoot it milan par hour today.
Shamir expected to continue Begin's course
TEL AVIV, israel (AP) Begin era is over.
Six stormy years ended last week when Menachem Begin, his ^Mrit dimmed by age, loneliness and exhaustion, finally seemed to have run out (rf fire His successor-designate Yitzhak Shanur is expected to continue on the strongly nationalistic course aet by Begin If the new leadership is different, it will be primarily a matter of style.
Israel will probably pugnacious, less sensitive to every
real or imagined slight. Shamir is a hawk, but a businesslike one who Ukes to think long and hard about his every move.
Begin’s departure, reflected President Chaim Herzog, “brings to an end the generation of the founders. We are finished with the generation of giants. .. Today our people must struggle on without the leadership which that generation gave it when the state was born."
Tbs quaattaa Ii aluthar Sbam*r wauls la ha a laugtarm premier and
put his imprint on the country or
whether he is a stopgap choice, operating in Begin s shadow until the country goes to elections and his party’s two other heavyweights, Defense Minister Moshe Arens and Eser Wellman, can get elected Israel must hold elections in two years
Both Arens and Weizman might have been contenders last week rn the party voting for a Begin successor if they had been members of Parliament — a legal precondition for becoming prune minister
But Shamir is no lightweight As the operations officer of an extreme
militant guerrilla underground in preindependence days, then as a secret agent for his government and now with three years as foreign minister behind him. he has shown an abitity to take lug decisions and make them suck
It took him only six hours from tbs time he was elected leader of bai Herut Party until he summoned his potential coalition partners A few more hours passed and he had their agreement in principle to endorse hun He said he hoped to be sworn in as premier this week