New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Newspaper Archives

- Page 3

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 73

About New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

  • Publication Name: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung
  • Location: New Braunfels, Texas
  • Pages Available: 250,382
  • Years Available: 1952 - 2013
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 11, 1983

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Herald Zeituny Sunday, September 11,1983 3AU.S. jets fly over Mideast fighting More than 40,000 Christians may be trapped by Druse BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Shellfire hit the Marine compound at Beirut airport Saturday and U.S. jets thundered over the Chout mountains, where Druse fighters were said to have massacred 64 Christian villagers. Fears mounted for the safety of as many as 40,000 other Christians trapped by Druse militiamen. Beirut television reported that 70 carloads of Christian refugees from the mountain fighting demonstrated in front of the residence of U.S. Ambassador Robert Dillon demanding American intervention to halt the bloodshed, which blew up after the Israelis pulled back from the Chouf a week ago. Warrant Officer Charles Rowe, spokesman for the U.S. Marine contingent of the multinational peacekeeping force, reported no casualties from the latest shelling. He said the jets — two U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats from the carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower — scrambled to reconnoiter and demonstrate force. The U.S. jets first took to the skies over Lebanon on Wednesday along with French fighter-bombers after U.S. and French positions were shelled in west Beirut. Four Marines were killed Monday and Tuesday, and two French peacekeepers were killed Wednesday. The U.S. frigate Bowen opened up with its 5-tnch guns Thursday after the Marine compound again came under fire from Druse batteries. It was the first use of American Navy firepower since the Marines landed a year ago. The Tomcats also flew over the Chouf on Thursday. The Christian Voice of Lebanon radio said 64 more Christians were “massacred” by the Druse in the overrun Chouf village of El-Bire, 15 miles southeast of Beirut. The Druse Progressive Socialist Party said those killed in El-Bire were Christian militiamen. Laure Speziali, director of the Beirut office of the International Red Cross, said army sources told her 64 bodies had been found in the village. But she said the Red Cross was unable to reach the town to check the massacre claim. She said Druse turned back two Red Cross convoys which Fnday tried to reach Deir Al-Kamar. where an estimated 25,000 to 40,000 refugees were trapped The local Druse leader, Sheik Mohammed Abu Shakra, said the Red Cross could enter only when Christian forces free 30 Druse women he claimed were taken prisoner after an alleged massacre of Druse civilians in the nearby town of Kfar Matts. The overall Druse leader, Walid J urn Watt, told a radio interviewer in Damascus, Syria, that his forces would not storm Deir Al-Kamar and would protect Christians who took refuge there But in Beirut, a spokesman for the Phalange, the largest Christian militia, described the situation in Deir Al-Kamar as “more than tragic. People are sleeping in the streets and in the woods,” he said “Many of them have no blankets We fear epidemics may be starting at any moment." Congress returns to problems WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns from a five-week recess to confront an autumn of hard choices about the Soviet Union and the Mideast, and a stalemate over trimming bulging budget deficits. The recess ends with the House and Senate reconvening at noon Monday. While they were gone, legislators unleashed a torrent of angry rhetoric against the Soviet Union after it shot down a South Korean jumbo jet Sept. I, killing all 269 people aboard, including 61 Americans. Among the passengers was Rep. Larry McDonald, D-Ga. Initial legislative reaction to the incident will be largely symbolic, with leaders in the House and Senate prepanng — in cooperation with President Reagan — resolutions condemning the act. The longterm impact of the attack is more difficult to determine. “The principle effect has been to restate the determination to stay militarily strong ...,” said Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Jr., R-Tenn. Nevertheless, Baker added, arguments over separate elements of the defense budget — such as the MX missile and the B-l bomber — will continue. Another concern facing returning legislators is the continued civil war between religious factions in Lebanon and the lack of say from Congress in the deployment of U.S. Marines there. Congressional sources have said Reagan's allies in the Republican-controlled Senate are preparing legislation that would approve the presence of U.S. troops in Lebanon. The effect of such a measure would be to relieve the administration of pressure under the 1973 War Powers Act that would limit the stay of the Marines to a maximum of 90 days unless Congress approved. The sources, who asked not to be quoted by name, said the idea of legislation authorizing the troops to remain surfaced during a Sept. 4 White House meeting as the president briefed bipartisan leaders on the Soviet attack on the South Korean jetliner. But Rep. Clarence Long, D-Md., chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations, said last week he would try to cut off money for U.S. troops as of Nov. I unless the president files a report under a section of the War Powers Act that would require him to acknowledge the Marines are in combat. Administration critics have not given up, but it is unlikely that congressional critics will have success in blocking recent administration moves to step up the U.S. presence in Central America. Former South African prime minster dies Mf A BUU C0«T,«U SAVE 25% Wood Mim-Blinds By Kirsh SAVE 50% Woven Woods by Kirsb Wesco Custom Drapery Fabric Save 25% Levolor Blinds 25% Levelor Verticals 25% Come By and See Other Grand Opening Specials CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former Prime Minister John Vorster, a tough advocate of apartheid who left office disgraced by a government scandal, died Saturday night. He was 67. A spokesman for Tygerburg Hospital near Cape Town said Vorster died at 4:25 p.m. CST. Vorster entered the hospital Monday with a lung infection. Doctors said he later developed a blood clot in a lung. While serving as justice minister, Vorster strictly enforced the apartheid — racial separation — laws by detaining dissidents without trial and applying banning orders, a type of internal exile, to white hberals and black nationalists. He crushed South Africa's Communist Party and acquired the nickname Jackboot John. Later, during the 12 years he was prime minister, Vorster tried to put a milder image on the apartheid policies that brought international condemnation. Some parks, theaters and hotels were opened to blacks, and mixed-race sports were allowed. He traveled outside the country to meet black African leaders and once startled his supporters by sitting between two black women at a banquet in South Africa. His full name was Balthazar Johannes Vorster, but as he moved to the forefront of South African politics he dropped his first name and used the Anglicized version of his middle name. The son of a farmer, Vorster epitomized the qualities admired by the Dutch-descended Afrikaners. He became a leader in the post-World War □ generation that brought conservative Afrikaners to power after 140 years of British influence. FREE***up to 12’x15’’ Congoleum (Selected Patterns) Does Not Include Installation Or Apply To Previous Purchases. FREE”'Single Rolls Warner Wallpaper (Selected books) Come In And Register Today. Drawing Sept. 16 IMI III MOM) ISTHMUS OPEN 8 30 5 30 MON PP* SATURDAY 9 1 659 LANDA ST NEW BRAUNFELS TX 512 629 6 IOC I (UMH 4 MUMM c a s 11111» o Harrelson requests new trial SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Charles V. Harrelson has asked for a new trial in the slaying of U.S. District Judge John H. Wood Jr., arguing that one of the key witnesses against him may have been too sick with syphilis to testify credibly. In papers filed Friday in federal district court here, Harrelson’s attorney claimed the witness, Hampton C. Robinson III, was being treated at an alcohol and drug treatment center throughout the trial. Harrelson is serving two consecutive life sentences from his conviction last December on charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Prosecutors contended he was paid $250,000 to kill Wood. Wood was the first federal judge this century to be slain when he was gunned down outside his San Antonio townhouse May 29,1979. In seeking the new trial for Harrelson, attorney Tom Sharpe Jr. contended the government violated its court-ordered promise to reveal any illnesses such as the syphilis from which he claims Robinson suffered. “The failure of the government to provide the complete medical record of Hampton Robinson compels the entry of an order granting a new trial,” Sharpe said. The Brownsville attorney argued that syphilis and the drugs that may have been prescribed to combat it could have hindered Robinson’s memory, and that the fact that he had the disease may have impeached his credibility and that of his wife, another prosecution witness. Sharpe said that Jo Ann Robinson revealed that she and her husband, a longtime Harrelson gambling companion, were kept at the Starlight Hospital in Kerrville during the 10-week trial. Hospital officials, contacted Friday night, declined to discuss the couple. The assistant U.S. attorneys who prosecuted the Wood case could not be located for comment. Robinson, a wealthy East Texas rancher, testified Harrelson bragged that “killing people and getting away with it is my long suit.”Latin American leaders OK peace plan PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — The foreign ministers of nine Latin American countries agreed Saturday on a plan for peace in Central America calling for regional negotiations, disarmament and a cutback in foreign advisers. “For the first time foreign ministers of the region’s five countries are rn agreement with respect to very concrete measures,” Panamanian Foreign Minister Oydeen Ortega Duran told reporters at the end of a three-day meeting. The four socalled Contadora countries — Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela — have made peace proposals before, but this is the first time the foreign ministers of Guatemala, Costa Rica, EU Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras have endorsed such a plan. Details of the document approved at the meeting were withheld pending official approval by the governments involved. Ortega spoke to reporters as his colleagues emerged at 1:00 a m. Saturday from a 15-hour session of closed-doors talks. He said the document calls for progressive disarmament to be enforced through systematic checks (rn regional arms supplies together with a cutback on the number of foreign military advisers in Central America. He also said it stressed the Contadora group’s efforts to bring Central America’s conflicts to the negotiating table. AUTHENTIC HANDWOVEN ORIENTAL RUG SALE Select From Our Many Fine Chinese Tabriz, Persian, Turkish and Indian Rugs.SAVE 40% OFFON ENTIRE STOCKTODAY ONLY I TO 6 P.M TIM TUI Taxes Mounted Volunteers Confederate States A mw It Being Reactivated This historical Regiment wk for mad in Maw Braunfels and Comal County in 1BB1. It Intwastad hasta Writs Nr Here I atar matts* Ta 7tk Taut Nave* ZU Msdtea St lee Senate, Ti 7S204 REG SALE Indo Kashan 4*X6' $980 •588 Chinese GXP $2400 •1440 Indian Dhurrie srxuy $1120 •672 Persian Hariz 7X1(7 $5100 •3060 by Raymond Mondo*, Over the count* drugs ara pretoab* cased into play mara often in treating the common caid than with any athar dis aatat The public is asked la buy any number et treatments ad al which ara usually a combination at remedies With those shotgun mixtures S is hoped that enough caid symptoms un ba dealt with ss at ta make Ute bearable again Tea primary component al such caid remedies is usual Ir an analgesic such as aspirin ta redsea aches and pains Secondly an anb-tuatamma wdl often ba mdudod in sn attempt ta roSovo mucous congestion A boMsdonne may ba in-ciudad ta hale reduce UM dripping tram mucous besee A decongestant un ba present as wad aa vdamnC None amounts ta a cure tor tho caid bet they do ofter symptomatic rabat Wa ofter you complete prescription service al CITY PHARMACY 3H Land! 625-4711 and COMAL 0RU6 644 N UWM St . 126-2421 Please take We baw ta Mi out our Questionnaire cancermng our pharmacy Wa ready ara rn forested rn knowing yaw opinion Ow tufty stacked cosmetic Wmartmenl carries Francas Denney AlMey Hypaadorgomc •SH fid* MS Nvion products Open Man thru Eft I am-I N. Satwdeys I sm-6 pm MAHOY NMT: A true caid it caused by a virus-induced infection al the upper respiratory system MANY MANY MORE Enjoy the exotic beauty of oriental rugs Each one has been pains takenly woven by hand so that you have the pride of knowing there is only one like it Bruso’s is proud to offer these heirlooms to the public at such low atfor dable prices. Do not confuse them with lower priced, mass produced “oriental styled" rugs which are often advertised.Over IOO To Choose From •> * c< k V O ? k I e k iv 3 f € k iv •> f € ? € I I f « $ r0 I I Bnuo’i Deelga Stadlo 183IH 35 West Courtyard Shopping Center • No fxtr» Char,e For Delivery • Bank rate Financing Available • Service • Common tai Residential • No Designer Fee I ! I .J ;