So you think that the only way to settle a quarrel is to roll up your shirt sleeves? Think again, and take a look at the results (tabulated from October 1983 through September 1984) of civil disputes settled by the Dispute Mediation Service of Dallas Inc.
Total inquiries… 3,900
Annual projected case
Mediated-agreement (bothparties present at mediation hearing)…53
Mediated-no agreement .. 6
Conciliated (mediator acts as go-between)…600
Executive director Herb Cook says that the 4-year-old agency is a non-profit organization that receives its funding from the Dallas County Commissioners Court. There are 57 mediators on call. For information, call 821-4380.