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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Democrats will switch parties New Braunfels February 3A AUSTIN AP Phil poking fun at Mark Whites failure to keep three Dallas County Democratic judges from becoming predicts that more Texas Democrats soon will Calling the sweeping Republican victories in 1984 a political Gramm on Tuesday said conservative Democrats no longer feel comfortable in that I intend to work to encourage conservative Democrats who share our values and who are in a party that does not share theirs to come over and join our party and to help us become the new majority party in Gramm Speaking to the Travis County Gramm noted that White called the three Dallas judges to his office the day before they switched parties last Our hearing of their possible summoned the judges to Austin to tell them they ought to stay in the Democratic Party because he was going to be at the head of the ticket in They joined the ranks of the largest and fastestgrowing element of the Texas Democratic Gramm Those three judges are the tip of the Were going to see many elected officials that currently hold office in the Democratic Party come over to the Republican Two years to the day after he switched parties and first won election as a Gramm said the GOP now stands closer to the average Texan than does his old Our victory In 1984 occurred because we gave a positive program to the people of because we gave them candidates who shared their philosophy and their he Gramm said a key reason for the new Republican popularity is President Reagans economic The combination of tax cuts and limits on government spending increases is exactly what voters he He said the Reagan policies have overhauled the nations political and he noted that House Majority Leader Jim on Monday traveled to Austin to propose his own spending freeze and deficit reduction We now have the We now have a vision for Americas future They have no alter Gramm What a paradox it is that poor old Jim Wright had to come to Austin to talk about cutting spending and talk about If thats not dominating the agenda of the if that is not defining the debate then I dont know what it IRS confused about tax laws Body search Police to use heatsensitive camera in murder investigation FORT WORTH AP Police searching for the body of a fifth woman who disappeared from Fort Worths southwest side planned to use a heatsensitive television camera in the area officials Two Department of Public Safety helicopter pilots from Austin were joining local investigators in the search for Angela the only one of five women who has not been found since their The bodies of the other four women have been found abandoned in creeks and The heatsensitive camera was developed during the Vietnam War to detect enemy troop movements and can detect heat from a decomposing DPS chief pilot Ray Swetnam The camera has been used twice by DPS without success in an attempt to locate officials It may do some good in Fort Worth and it may Swetnam told the Morning explaining the previous two cases involved victims missing about a year and believed to be The camera will be used to scan a large undeveloped area in southwest Fort Worth near Hulen Mall which Fort Worth police said is too vast to search by Miss disappeared 10 after buying gasoline at a con venience Her car was found the next day a few miles away on Loop 820 with a changed flat A special police task is in vestigating the disappearances and which have occurred over the past five WASHINGTON AP Internal Revenue Service admits to having made mistakes in some of the 53 million taxpayer questions it answered last year but puts part of the blame on a com plex tax system If ever a law cried out for this is IRS Assistant Commissioner Stanley Goldberg told reporters I dont think either man or beast can master he pointing to a 10inchhlgh stack of volumes required to explain the changes Congress made only in he some of the parttime and fulltime employees who answer questions by telephone or at IRS walkin offices are going to make They are doing a very difficult Goldberg Un it is impossible to do it A taxpayer who relies on erroneous IRS advice in filling out a tax return is subject to the same interest and penalties as if the wrong answer had been provided by a private Goldberg admitted to being defensive about a Wall Street Journal survey that asked fairly routine questions of IRS offices and received some incorrect an Seventeen offices and four questions were involved in the and the Journal said no single question was answered correctly by all five offices to which it was On two four of five responses were The IRS is dismayed and not a little embarrassed with such Goldberg We dont like to see it but we know it hap One of the Journal questions asked five IRS offices about a credit for owners of diesel which was enacted in The onetime credit is available for owners of certain dieselpowered cars and light trucks of 1979 or later The newspaper said agents in Indianapolis and Milwaukee had the right an The Boston office said in correctly that the credit was available only for business We try to hire the brightest people we can find to answer the telephones during the peak tax Goldberg adding that the parttime people receive the same training as do fulltime We particularly train them when you dont know the for Lords sake please dont Refer it to a more qualified Goldberg He said employees are told you get no demerits for Ill have to find Philippine hotel fire kills including some Americans AP Fire raced through a luxury bayside hotel killing at least 24 people in cluding a cook who leaped from the seventh a Internal Revenue Service agent and two other authorities Some of the 300 guests ran screaming from the 11story Regent of Manila hotel in suburban Pasay when the fire began shortly after witnesses It was the sixth hotel fire in the Philippines in four Police blamed three of the previous which killed a total of 40 on possibly Communist More than 14 hours after the blaze fire burned in some parts of the arriving in more than two dozen pumped water from the hotel swimming pool to help fight the Elevator shafts and air con ditioning ducts sucked up the smoke like chimneys and spewed it into hallways and forcing firemen to retreat again and again in their struggle to recover bodies and search for firemen leaned out of windows on the upper lowering bodies as crowds gathered to Many of the dead were including at least three authorities Policeman Enrico Palomar said one of the victims carried a Filipino drivers license with the name Lewis Carrol with an address at the Subic Navy A group of guests who work for the IRS said one of their party had been killed and identified him as Edward an agent based in The Embassy declined to identify any American dead until relatives had been I was I tried to block the smoke with wet towels and then went running down the said Ann Douglas of Washington and one of 14 IRS officials attending a weeklong meeting at the It was the smoke that was most said Rolando area police Fire officials said it could take several days to determine the cause of the Regent I heard people yelling in the after a while there was no more said Arthur who lay sprawled on an overhang for two hours after smashing through his window to escape the thick Firemen finally poked a ladder through the smoke after hearing the screams of women on an nearby building who had spotted The body of one victim hung from a seventh floor window for several Smoke poured out of nearly every window as late as dawn and cast a haze over much of the Guests estimated threefourths of the hotels 464 rooms were of said his wife woke him up after smelling He said there was no no telephone and no light when the couple stumbled out into the hallway where a guest with a flashlight guided them to the One of the survivors was Paul Quinn a Christian Science Monitor correspondent who escaped the fire barefoot with only a bag full of A suspect with alleged ties to Communist rebels escaped last week from police who were holding him for trial in an October fire that killed 23 including eight the Pines Hotel in the mountain resort city of Some of the dead in the Pines fire were veterans of World War II and their wives who had come to the Philippines for a Teen held in girlfriends murder DALLAS AP A teenage boy is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of his 16yearold girlfriend at a house described by neighbors as an unsupervised hangout for The Dallas County medical examiner ruled that Anna Westons death Sunday was a Her boyfriend was being held in the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center pending the outcome of the police Well send it to juvenile court and let the judge said homicide Ron The who is also told police the gun went off as he was playing with it during an argument in the bedroom of the One youth told police the house was a favorite meeting place for a group of teenagers who just come and go as they the Dallas Morning News Neither Miss Weston nor her boyfriend lived in the but both had been staying there with several other youths for more than a week without adult neighbors Police said the couple was alone in the house at about Sunday when a single blast from a pistol struck Miss Weston in the left She was pronounced dead four hours later after emergency Miss Weston also was involved in an earlier shooting at the house on police She and her boyfriend were alone when shotgun blasts struck a wall inches from her head and shattered two police Weather HeraldZeitung USPS 377880 If you have not received your aper by Tuesday through riday or by call 259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 1 Published Sunday morning and Thursday and riday afternoon by New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Second class postage paid at New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Dave Kramer General Manager Claude ihirlene Thornton Office Manager Robert Dave Kramer Advertising Manager Cheryl McCampbell Don Avery Circulation Manager Carol Avery Photocomp Foreman Gus Elbel Foreman Wanda Lasater Kaleidoscope Editor David Editor Patricia YznagaKing Wire Editor Subscription Rates Includes applicable sales tax Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall Counties 3 6 one Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas 3 months 6 one year Mail outside Texas 6 months one year Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer FIRST TIME OFFER GOODWRENCH SPECIAL FRONT END ALIGNMENT ON MOST MAKES OP CARS I ONLY WITH THIS COUPON I GM QUALITY SERVICE PARTS atNIIAl MOTOli COIPOIATION KEEP THAT GREAT GM FEELING WITH GENUINE GM Were making this offer to Introduce our new front end alignment Wheel balancing not Included In 3H Sin Antonio I2WWI n oo 0 X 0 DRAW THE WEATHER SUBMITTED BY Robert Third Seele Elementary Texas temperatures Wednesday lows and precipitation hours ending at 6 Hi Austin Beaumont Port Arthur BryanCollege Station Corpus Christi Dalhart Dallas Del Rio El Paso Fort lor the 24 63 66 59 64 60 65 65 59 63 64 59 56 65 63 57 Lo 44 38 27 35 36 38 45 34 28 40 33 38 38 30 34 Ppn Galveston Hondo Houston Longview Lubbock Maria MidlandOdessa San Angelo San Antonio Stephenville Texarkana Waco Wichita Falls 52 49 62 31 58 32 63 26 66 40 65 45 56 31 63 27 56 29 63 33 68 44 63 34 58 mm 62 32 62 32 61 34 50 28 64 37 60 34 59 30 66 rnm Texas Fair light winds and cool tem peratures were again the dominant weather feature across Texas The surface High Pressure system responsible for the cool but dry weather over the state the past few days continued a slow eastward drift into the northwest Gulf of Just before Texas skies were cloud free with only a few scattered high level clouds streaked over the Panhandle and north The combination of high pressure to the east and a weak trough of low pressure in West Texas produced light southerly winds over most of the Exceptions were along the Red River and west of the where light northeasterly winds Temperatures fell to near 30 degrees over East the High and the Trans Pecos readings were mostly in the mid 30s to mid At 4 Brownsville was the warmest spot in the state with a reading of 47 At the other end of the scale was Lufkin with 29 The National Weather Service said highs today would climb into the 50s and 60s tor most of the state Texas forecasts NORTH TEXAS Fair and cold Mostly sunny but not quite as warm Thur Lows tonight from the middle 20s to the lower Highs on Thursday from the upper 40s to the middle SOUTH TEXAS Sunny and pleasant af ternoons to clear and cold at night through Lows tonight mid 20s to near freezing north and 40s immediate lower Highs Thursday in 50s north and 60 to 65 WEST TEXAS Sunny but cloudy Colder north and cool through Lows tonight mid 20s north to mid 30s higher valleys of Highs Thursday mostly in the neat 70 valleys of Big Brought MBank New Braunfels Momentum 451 litia
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