New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 92 - No. 191 72 Pages - 5 Sections (USPS 377-880)
Oregon 15, Houston 14 Okla. St. 34, Texas AErM 15 Tex. Tech 26, Baylor 11 Texas 26, N. Tex. St. 6Top IO Scores
(I) Nebraska42, UCLA IO (7) towel 20, (3) Ohio St 14 (St Oklahoma 28, Tulsa 18
Continental files for bankruptcy
HOUSTON (AP) — Continental Airlines, unable to reach wage concessions with two of its unions, suspended domestic operations Saturday and said it will return to the air Tuesday after reorganizing under federal bankruptcy laws.
Continental, the nation’s eighth-largest carrier, filed its bankruptcy papers in Houston Saturday afternoon, said Frank l„orenzo, chief executive officer and president.
Lorenzo said Continental’s domestic Hights would be temporarily suspended from at 6 p.m. CDT Saturday until 12:01 a m. Tuesday. About 65 percent of the airline’s 12,000 employees were laid off Saturday, although some will eventually be recalled, Ix>renzo said.
Continental will return to the air Tuesday with domestic flights to only 25 cities, l^orenzo said. The
airline flew to 78 U.S. cities when it shut down.
“We will implement a strategic plan to make Continental the largest of the low-cost airlines — a carrier that will operate from superb facilities and with a long traditon of fine service will be able to achieve a unique niche in the nation’s air transportation systems,” l>orenzo said.
“We have chosen to go to the courts to restructure,” he said. “We hive strong positions in cash, equipment and facilities.”
Specific marketing plans for the new airline will be unveiled Monday, Lorenzo said.
Lorenzo said Continental’s international services did not file for reorganization and would not be affected.
See CONTINENTAL, Page ICA
Canyon Lake man dies of gunshot wound to head
By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer
A 27-year-old Canyon laike man died of a selfinflicted gunshot wound to the head Fnday night.
Ronnie Wells of Route 7. Box 645-F, Canyon Lake, was pronounced dead on arrival at McKenna Memorial Hospital at 9:03 p.m Fnday by Dr. Lynn "itiofnpson and Peace Justice Precinct I Harold Krueger.
Emergency Medical Service personnel from Canyon lake responded to the call on Trail Ridge Drive in Canyon lake Forest, where they found Wells with a gunshot wound in the temple.
An investigation into the shooting incident is being conducted by LL Gilbert Villarreal of the Comal County Sheriffs Department, and Texas Ranger Ray Martinez
After receiving the results of an autopsy report from Austin Saturday. Krueger ruled the cause of death as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Funeral services for Wells will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harold Wemecke of Canyon Lake officiating Burial will be in Cranes Mill Cemetery.
Wells was bom un April 25, 1956 in McGregor to Monroe Terry and Pauline (nee Luce) Wells. He married Margaret Ann Wells on June 20, IMI in Canyon (ake He was a truck driver and a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Ann Wells of Canyon lake: his father, Monroe Wells of Smithson Valley; his mother. Pauline Wells of Ozona, Tex.: grandmothers. Lydia Ann Wells of Kerrville, and Bernice Sanders of Clifton. Tex.; son, Ronnie Darnel Wells of Canyon Lake: three sisters, Sharon Mann of San Antonio, Betty June Goll of Ozona, and Sandra Kay Wells of Lubbock, and brother. Monroe Wells Jr., of Seguin.
Memorials may be given to the St. Andrew lutheran Church.
Houston group plans to restore interiorSWC Scores
Ole Mise 13, Arkansas 10 SMU 21, TOU 17 Rice 22, SW La. 21
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Hold onto your hat
A cowboy struggles to stay atop his bronc during me bareback bronc riding at the Comal County fair rodeo Saturday night. The ftveday fair concludes Sunday Farr winners, more pictures, inside
In the 1860s. the Schmitz Hotel on New Braunfels Main Plaza was home away from home to notable* like Sam Houston and Robert E Lee In the 1900s, the restoration work begun b> the Conservation Society rn 1979 will grow from a mere facade to an active commercial complex At least, that s the hopes of two Houston real estate developers, W A Meyers and I*e Lybrand Meyers. Ly brand ft Co., Inc . bought the hotel in September of 1962 Their crews began gutting out the structure s interior last week Richard MyCue. the architect used by the Conservation Society in its exterior efforts, will also oversee the interior work “We have electrical service to the buiding now which up until August was not so," Meyers said “We’ll be stripping the inside, demolishing the walls taking out the plumbing, removing the plaster to expose the bare walls And we’ll be moving the stairwell to the front of the building ”
Both men hope to have all that finished bv the first week of October, “but a lot will depend on our a bi lits to work." Mey ers added Then the historic structure will be ready for what Meyers called “tenant finish ” Interior wall configurations will be up lo the proposed tenants, which include gift shops an antique furniture store anc professional and business off ides Plans also may include a “hotel suite from the lMfo which mil be furnished with antiques, and opened to the public at certain times of the year * Meyers said
The original two-story building, called The Guadalupe was built in the early 1850* Then in ISSfc hotelier Jacob Schmitz bought the Guadalupe and added the third floor and balconies in 1873 A 1170,000 restoration of the building s facade was begun by the Conaervation Society in 1979. with grants from the Texas Historical Commission the Wurst Association of New Braunfels, the Moody Foundation of Galveston, and < ontnbutions from the
See SCHMITZ. Page IM
II will be cloudy this morning, becoming partly cloudy and warm Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon. Skies will be fair tonight. Winds will be from the southeast at IB-15 mph today.
What's For Watt?
Interior Secretary James Watt, Struggling to hold an to his job. received support Saturday from a prominent conservative bid came renewed fire for what a his
expression of Bigotry. "Sa* Papa 7A
Democratic senator charged
The Houston Oilers are still after their first win, and Buffalo will be a tough place to get it. The Oilers Mi the road to face the Bills, who boast a stingy defense. Meanwhile, the
New Olean* Saints invade Texas Stadium to play the undefeated Dallas Cowboys. Sports, Page 12A.
Five Found Dead
Five people abducted during a robbery at a fast-food restaurant were found shot to death Saturday on a rural East Texas road, police said.8oa Papa SA
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Big guns arrive
USS New Jersey bolsters firepower off Beirut
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - The U.S. battleship New Jersey, its huge guns capable of hurling a one-ton shell 20 miles, arrived off the coast Sunday as Lebanese troops battled Moslem and Druse militiamen with artillery and machine guns The arrival of the M7-foot vessel vastly increased the firepower of the U.S. naval force off Beirut. U S Navy officials said the New Jersey will be able to shell anti-government artillery position* that have hammered targets around the US. Marine peacekeeping force, based at the international airport, and other parte of the capital The battleship, which steamed from the Pacific to join a dozen other UJ5. naval vessels already off the coast, carries nine 16-inch guns, 12 five-inch guns and an array of other weaponry Some of the other ships already have shelled anti-government positions overlooking Beirut with five-inch guns The New Jersey served in World War ll and the Korean and Vietnam wars, and is the first American battleship to operate in the eastern Mediterranean in nearly a quarter century Under the command of
Capt. Richard D Milligan af Matawan, N J., it carries a crew of 72 officers and 1.480 enlisted men On shore, the US Marines abandoned two checkpoints Saturday to avoid getting involved in the fighting as Lebanon's civil war spread from the central mountains to Beirut s southern slums Marine spokesman Warrant Officer Charles Rowe said a Marine CH-46 helicopter came under ground fire while flying over the slum fighting and responded with 50 caliber machine gun bursts He said the chopper was not hit Police said at least 19 people were killed and 48 wounded rn shootouts between Lebanese troops and Shute Moslems in the slums, in mountain fighting with Syrian-backed Druse warriors and in a Druse shelling of Chnstian-popuiated east Beirut No Marines were reported hurt, but an Italian member of the multinational force patrolling Beirut was wounded in eros*-!ire, a spokesman for the Italian contingent said Cease-fire talks remained stalled and Syria warned the multinational force against further in
volvement in the 21-day-old conflict.
Saturday s fighting came one day after Druse militiamen rn the mountains ami Shute militiamen rn southern Beirut wounded four .Marines in an artillery barrage The Shute Moslem militia has long controlled Beirut’s southern slums Though sympathizing with the Druse, the Shutes remained largely neutral in the cml war until Fnday. when Amal gunner* bombarded Lebanese army and Marine positions in support of Druse militias fighting the army in the mountains
Residents of Shiite-held neighborhoods said the militia joined the fight after Christian militiamen erected checkpoints in mixed Mosiem-Chnstian areas nearby Southern Beirut is believed to be a major route for anti-government Druse attempting to slip into the capital Government troops responded Saturday by pouncing Shute positions in the southern slums af Hay H-SeUum and Bour] el-Barajneh with hundreds of rounds from 155mm artiller and tank cannonAnnexation, annual audit on City Council agenda
By OY ANNE FRY Staff writer
City Council will hear a request from the local Mothers Against Drunk Drivers chapter, review the annual audit, and light a fire under the long-dormant question of annexation st their 7:30 p m. meeting on Monday
The maettiM will be held rn the council chamber at City Hall
Reed A Company, C.P A.s, will present the audit, which covers the period from July 1,1962 to June JO, MM. After looking at the figures, council will also decide whether to hire Reed A Co. for the 1963-84 flmit year.
Two small strips (rf land were being eyed for an albation early this year, but the council put the MMoaiure on hold while waiting for the U£.
of Justice to review the city’s new
district election plan.
Now that the 1963 elections are over, Council will vote Monday un an emergency ordinance setting public hearings in the areas to be annexed Owe extends past the existing city limits on Knaagar lane, and the other on FM 1663. In themselves, they don’t look Uke much. But taking those strips into the city will help seal New Braunfels’ extraterritorial jurisdiction against intrusion from the south.
An ordinance setting rental fees for the Lands Park gazebo and dance slab will be read for the third and last bine One member of the New Braunfels UUU ties Board of Trustees is up for re-appointment, as are three members of the Dt blinger Memorial Library Board. Council members will talk about filling those spots, and will also receive updated folders rn the Utilities
Bee COUNCIL, Page MASlimming downRevamped Continental will be smaller
HOUSTON (AP) - Continental Airlines will emerge Tuesday as “the largest of the low cost airlines" with a pared flight schedule that drops two-third* of its domestic destinations, officials say.
Continental filed for reorganization under federal bankruptcy laws Saturday and suspended operations Frank Lorenzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Continental, said the new Continental will be scaled down to serve 25 domestic and 25 foreign cities with a route system still based in Houston and Denver The airline formerly flew to 106 destinations, 78 of them domestic Continental will have flights Tuesday to Austin, Baton Rouge, Burbank,
Chicago, Cleveland, Corpus ChnsU, Denver, Fort lauderdale. Houston, Kansas City, lafayette, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St Paul. New Orleans. New York. Oklahoma City, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco. Seattle. Tampa-St Petersburg, Tulsa, Washington and Wichita, Lorenzo said All of Continental s inlemabonal routes will continue operating as subsidiary companies, leasing aircraft and contracting crews and ground I land ling frun Continental Continental last week applied created the new companies and applied to the U S Civil Aeronautics Board to transfer the international routes to these foreign operating facilities About 35 percent of the bankrupt
airlines approximately 12,001) employees will be on the job Tuesday when the reorganized company lakes to the air Lorenzo said management in various cities anil notify employees by phone that they have been retained
But even those who keep their jobs will find themselves working for much lower pay The airline has announced it intends to implement new wage, benefits and work policies for all employee groups These reductions and other structural changes will reduce operating costs by 25 percent. lx>renzo
In a memo. Continental assured its employees that the airline “is not going out of business ”