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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Co Dallas Tx 75E3S Bullock expects 3cent gas tax hike req AUSTIN AP Comptroller Bob Bullock says Texas legislators probably will be asked to add three cents per gallon to the state gasoline tax when they meet in Texans now pay five cents a gallon the lowest in the Revenue from that tax has dropped as cars have become more I look for the Legislature to attempt to in crease the gasoline How much it will whether it will be one two or three I dont But as a general rule Texas is about three cents lower than any other state in the Bullock said on State Capitol a production of the Wendell Mayes Radio He said a request for a threecent hike seems Other state revenues have also dropped in recent but Bullock said Texas is still faring If you gauge the economy of Texas by the amount of tax money bring brought you find that Texas is in better shape than any other state in the Bullock Sales tax is a pretty good barometer of our It has not taken a large dip as it has in other The last two months were 20 per cent above what it was he Drops have been noticed in motor vehicle sales with 49 new car dealers folding in the state this About onethird of the cars now sold in Texas are probably costing less than domestic cars and therefore bringing in less according to the Utility tax income has also dropped as homes become more Its less tax money to the state yet its to the good of the he Bullock said the latest estimate shows the Legislature will have a million state surplus to allocate when it meets in but that money might not go a long State employees have received the blessings of the governor on their pay Thats over million right And teachers are very definitely going to get some pay Then the governor says he wants to give back to the people a billion dollars in When you put your pencil to it just doesnt all add he Bullock said he plans to expand his depart ments efforts to collect taxes from companies that do business In The comptrollers office will open branches in Los New York and Chicago in the coming We hope over next the four years we will audit every company in Texas and every com pany out of Texas does business in Texas if they gross or more a yean I think that is going to bring in quite a sum of he Sunday Taylor Communications 50 cents August HeraldZeitutiQ 89 47 62 Pages 4 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Military panel finds hostage rescue flaws WASHINGTON AP A high ranking Pentagon military panel reported Saturday that some key planning flaws and other including assignment of too few helped doom the Iran hostage rescue Especially significant was the groups contention that planners should have increased the number of helicopters Commanders cancelled the mission in the Iranian desert last April 25 because three helicopters dropped out with mechanical left the force one short of the minimum six choppers considered necessary to carry out rescue of 53 American hostages from Among other the Pentagon panel of six senior retired and active officers criticized command and control arrangements below the top It spoke of some confusion at Desert the refueling stop where the mission was When the Desert One onscene commanders name Air Force James Kyle surfaced during post mission interviews with helicopter they stated in some they did not know or recognize the authority of those giving orders at Desert the report This differs from senior Pentagon officials shortly after the mission was of a smoothly Inside HOROSCOPE functioning chain of command up and down the In significant portions of the report suggest that Defense Secretary Harold Brown may have been over stating the situation on May 8 when he called it a wellplanned In two major recommendations for the the panel argued that counterterrorist forces of all military services should be brought under a single command and that the Joint Chiefs of Staff should create a senior body of officers to review plans and operations in this Pentaton spokesman Thomas Ross said these actions are being taken with high While listing the in vestigative created by the Joint Chiefs last also concluded that the rescue missions concept was that the operation was and that it offered the best chance of getting the hostages out alive with the least danger of starting a war with On the other the five generals and one admiral called the aborted rescue attempt by commandos a highrisk operation and said there was little margin to compensate for mistakes or plain bad Admiral James Holloway retired chief of naval presented the 78page a heavily censored version of a much bulkier classified document turned in to the Joint Chiefs following a threemonth As Holloway said the panel was Summing up the Holloway said in a statement that it was risky and we knew but it had a good chance of Apparently trying to soothe the sting of his groups he praised the men who planned and executed the operation as the most competent and best qualified for the task of all Holloway also said that we en countered not a shred of evidence of culpable neglect or The unclassified version of the report covered only the first stage of the Mario Esquivel crashed through a wall at a tire company store early Esquivel had been Knifing victim dies suspect jailed Staff photo A New Braunfels man is being held in Comal County Jail after being charged with the murder of a coworker yesterday at a local Mario was charged yesterday afternoon with the death of Mario of 1447 Cross Esquivel died at McKenna Memorial Hospital an hour after losing control of his car and crashing into the side of a tire store at San Antonio and Academy DeLeon was transferred from police custody to the county jail yesterday before being arrainged at ap proximately before Justice of the Peace Harold He is being held in lieu of New Braunfels Police Felix Roque said Saturday the stabbing was the result of a personal argument bet ween the men at Naegelins 129 Seguin where they were em Esquivel was stabbed with a large knife inside the Roque The wounded man left the scene in his lost control and struck the Goodyear Tire Service Although Esquivels auto shattered a storefront window and knocked a hole in a brick Emergency Medical Service and hospital reports did not list any other injury besides the stab He was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital shortly after midnight and died at a hospital report Leroy manager of the Goodyear said Saturday he did not yet have a damage We havent had a chance to look at Besides the window and the theres a lot of wall fixtures and appliances Bent lawn mowers and bicycles and that sort of Eichmann Canyon Lake businessman accidentally killed Jack of Sattler Villa at Canyon died Friday after a mishap at Little Ponderosa Subdivision on River Justice of the Peace Carroll Matheny said Sutton was trimming a tree from a ladder approximately 50 feet from the ground and near a high tension electric Evidently the ladder and when Sutton reached out to catch himself he touched the Matheny Matheny indicated that the aluminum ladder made a perfect ground for electricity flow and even caused the grass beneath to catch on He said Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives told him the line carried more than volts of We dont know exactly what hap Matheny Two people witnessed the he one standing approximately 50 feet Sutton was the owner of Sattler Construction Funeral services are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Prayer politics revival at ballot box DALLAS AP Fundamentalist using time tested religious urged thousands of evangelicals Saturday to return home to form the nucleus of a Christian revival at the ballot Organizers of the National Affairs Briefing called on the electronic Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan and a host of other political conservatives to en courage Christians to take an active role in the electoral President Carter and independent candidate John An derson were invited to attend but A poll recently noted that 70 percent of the nations estimated 50 million bornagain Christians did not vote in said the James television said the James television evangelist and cochairman of the briefing that concluded This one meeting alone could get an additional perhaps million Christians to the polls this Robison that the final impact of the gathering will not be known until the November He told flagwaving Christians packed into Reunion Arena Friday night to align themselves with God rather than candidates or And the fiery preacher from Hurst demanded they insist politicians take a Christian stand on moral issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment and national Christians should be committed to principles not not party platforms and not he We are holding up a standard and trusting that the whole nation will adhere to it that our pollticians will follow the stan dard of God rather than the ways of the The conference was billed as a nonpartisan meeting to map stragety to get Christians to the polls in Were here not to endorse but to endorse Gods said the Jerry of We need to create a climate that will make it easier for politicians to do what is morally who reaffirmed Friday he is a bornagain linked himself with what he called the awakening religious movement in the United I understand this is a nonpartisan conference and you cant give me your so I give you the former California governor to an enthusiastic Other church leaders voiced misgivings about mixing politics and Jesus cannot be captured in any political or economic point of said the Buckner of San An Falwell said critics had valid but disagreed with the notion that the purpose of the meeting conflicted with the doctrine of separation of church and A lot of church people especially those on the liberal side of the theological and political spectrum are criticizing us the host of the syndicated program Old Time Gospel Hour
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