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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Texas September Prices increase only percent WASHINGTON APS Palling grocery and fuel costs held the overall rise in August retail prices to a modest percent for the fourth straight the government reported Over the last prices have risen Although not all analysts are calling for a 1985 rate as low as Ratajczak virtually all see it being well The small rise in the Labor Departments Consumer 4 Wees increased percent in Price Index pointed to the prospect of 1985s costofliving 1983 and 39 Percent the previous e The continued modest rise is about the only economic bright spot for government policy ij o the Federal Reserve Board to keep lagging a George State University economist who specializes in monitoring both wholesale and retail price is now forecasting a percent retail inflation rate for all of That would be the increase coming in at the lowest figure in nearly two lowest since a 3 percent increase in economic growth from grinding to a With little prospect of a renewed outbreak of late 1970s style inflation in the months the Fed has been able to maintain a relatively loose monetary policy that has driven interest rates lower and kept the economy moving the rate for the first eight months of this year is albeit at a pace many private analysts now say wont exceed 2 percent for the year compared to percent last Prices for food bought at grocery stores fell but were more than offset by increases for foods and beverages consumed away from so that the overall food and beverage price component rose percent for the third straight Restaurant food prices were up percent while alcohol prices rose At the grocery declines were recorded for fruits and eggs and dairy Energy costs fell across the Gasoline prices were down percent natural gas costs were off and fuel oil prices fell Housing costs rose after increases of percent in June and and included a percent gain for homeowners and a percent rise for Overall transportation which include gasoline were down largely because of a percent decline in used car prices and a percent drop in auto financing charges a reflection of industrywide dealer and manufacturer buyer New car rose Medical care continuing to show the biggest increase of the seven major components of the overall rose Clothing prices gained Entertainment costs fell Mexicans flee city MEXICO CITY AP Thousands of Mexicans streamed from the capital city to avoid possible epidemics caused by two killer earthquakes that ripped open gas contaminated water and pinned hundreds of decomposing bodies under The city government raised the death toll from the quakes by on saying the discovering of more bodies around the city had raised the known death toll to The federal Health Department said it did not expect the toll from the Thursday and Friday temblors to rise above About 100 people were killed outside of Mexico the presidents office City officials also said were injured by the and that 600 remained Only of the estimated homeless were in government they The Federal Health Department said it estimated people in this metropolitan area of 18 million sustained but did not explain the discrepancy between its figures and the figures provided by city The Embassy said six Americans had and that 12 others were missing and presumed Thousands of residents headed for less seriously affected areas of the country to avoid the health The Mexico City newspaper Excelsior reported the flight in sixinch headlines The People Fear it simply said The city attorney generals of fice barred people from tran sporting bodies to private funeral homes or other parts of the country in order to stem the spread of disease from decomposed Families were ordered to take the bodies to one of three public cemeteries for immediate At one of the San Lorenzo Tezonco cemetery on the outskirts of the five common graves were each to hold 500 unidentified bodies that had been held at temporary Health citing danger of disease from the gases of the urged everyone entering disaster areas to cover their mouths and Workers fumigated the hardesthit Nearly people in the heavily damaged Tlatelelolco area near the heart of the city have been inoculated against typhoid and Red Cross officials Early 26 people were pulled from the governments Conalep technical after relief teams tunneled into what was left of the They had been trapped inside since Thur We think there are more people trapped alive said German Cropeza coordinator of the volunteer group at the A German shepherd named one of more than 50 specially trained dogs brought in to help search for found 20 month old Patricia Aguirre under the Despite the four days the infant escaped with only First Lady finds hope among ruins LOS ANGELES AP Nancy Reagan says she was deeply af fected by the horror wrought by Mexico Citys killer but emerged from her tour of the stricken capital with renewed admiration for Americas southern I felt badly the whole Reagan said following a four hour visit to the city on Ive never seen devastation like Reagan carried a letter from President Reagan to Mexican President Miguel de la as well as a million govern ment check from the Agency for International Development for Mexicos reconstruction In his Reagan pledged that the United States would ac celerate its efforts to meet Mexican requests for as well as consult on longterm reconstruction plans if the Mexicans wish to do Reagan said she was very impressed with the Mexican peoples valiant spirit in the face of as well as de la Madrids handling of the relief She said she hoped her visit would help her husband and de la Madrid to keep in but that any further steps in the aid effort depended upon the Mexican president informing the United States about what is At the end of her she pronounced she was ready to appearing drained by the hectic swing through Later she flew to Southern She scheduled a series of public and private functions here through the before her planned return to Washington on During her Mexico City with an entourage of reporters and camera crews in toured the streets in a 20car motorcade White Money is biggest need now AUSTIN AP The Texas relief fund for Mexican earthquake victims says food and minor medical supplies no longer are but cash donations are a The governors office said a bank account was established in Austin to transmit daily contributions to a Mexico City account that is being administered by the Mexican govern ment and the Embassy Mark White has appointed San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and Bob Krueger of New former ambassadorat large to to head the relief task Twentyfour additional members of the task force were named Monday by When the states relief effort began last Under Secretary of State Elliott Abrams questioned the value of the White said I couldnt believe that guy said The point when your neighbors house is burning you dont wait for your neighbor to call you and Will you help me the governor Ill assure you the Mexican people will never beg for he We responded in and I think The governors office said Texans interested in contributing should telephone Checks should be made payable to The Texas Response Citizens for Mexican Box Briefly Reagan stumps for tax plan AP President Re keeping up the pressure on Congress to enact his tax overhaul plan this said today the sweeping proposal would sharply boost economic create millions of new jobs and produce an average economic gain of for American speaking on the steps of the McGinn County Courthouse in this Tennessee noted that a justcompleted study of his proposal by his Council of Economic Advisers said the economic growth it will inspire should create the equivalent of almost 4 million new fulltime They found that the personal economic gain for each household will be about a the president added in the text of his prepared Reagan turned up the heat on lawmakers to complete work on his tax plan before recessing for the Congressional leaders warning that there is not enough time to enact tax overhaul in this which will likely end around and say the American people dont attach as much urgency to the issue as he Police break up South African funeral South Africa AP Police cracking whips charged groups of blacks heading for the funeral today of two young men killed in antiapartheid witnesses Police had no comment on the but said that in a separate incident they had killed a black man late Monday who tried to grab a policemans shotgun during a house tohouse search in a black area near Veeplaas in eastern Cape about 500 miles south of Johan a black area 80 miles east of Johannesburg near the white farm community of filled with mourners late Monday and into the predawn hours today for traditional allnight vigils at the homes of the Mourners at the homes of Daniel Buti and Albert Boy both of whom were shot by police during unrest last said the vigils were Wednesday WE CLEAN carpets draperies upholstery and insured estimate we do a professional Your carpets are cleaned in your home or Our trained personnel use the latest equipment and Let us refresh your soiled draperies and upholstered furniture with expert wwt Come back Shultz wants Soviets to bend in arms talks UNITED NATIONS AP Secretary of State George Shultz says the Soviet Union should get down to real business and join the United States in negotiating an arms control agreement that would enhance strategic stability and strengthen Shultz said the United States has made farreaching proposals in the Geneva arms control which opened in but that the Soviets have not negotiated with the responsiveness that the talks In an address to the 40th annual General Assembly Shultz accused the Soviet Union of blatantly onesided propaganda in blaming President Reagans proposed Star Wars program for the lack of He said the Soviet charge is not to be taken We have offered tradeoffs and made clear our readiness to take account legitimate Soviet concerns to obtain an agreement that would enhance strategic stability and strengthen Shultz Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze was expected to renew Soviet criticism of Star Wars known officially as the Strategic Defense Initiative in his speech to the General Assembly It is the first time in more than two decades that a Soviet foreign minister other than Andrei Gromyko has spoken before the Shevardnadze was named to succeed Gromyko earlier this But while anticipating the officials also were listening for flexibility from the Soviet side that could help clear the way for an arms control officials would like to see progress in time for the 1920 summit meeting in Geneva beween Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Shultz said in his speech that Washington wants the summit to be a success and that Soviet acts of good faith and willingness to reach fair agreements will be more than matched on the American Shultz will meet with Shevard nadze here after which the Soviet minister will go to Washington for a meeting with President Reagan on French Foreign Minister Roland cautioned in a speech here Monday that it would be unwise for the United States to unilaterally undertake measures that would undermine the 1972 AntiBallistic Missile He said departing from the principle of negotiations would mean getting unavoidably caught up in a spiral of measures and counter Nobody would gain by and especially not the Commuter plane crash claims 14 lives WEYERS AP Rescuers fought their way through dense brush today to reach the wreckage of a commuter plane that crashed into a cloudshrouded apparently killing all 14 people authorities The crash Monday came during commercial aviations worst year ever for The first two doctors lowered from a Marine Corps said they saw no The Henson Airlines Beech 99 disappeared from radar screens early Monday and said Mike Bensons ad ministrator at the Shenandoah Valley The carrying 12 passengers and two crew crashed into a cloudcovered ridge on foot Trayfoot about five miles east of Shenandoah It had taken off from Baltimore and was reported missing after The wreckage is more than a mile from the nearest road in dense said state police Ground crews reached the plane shortly before 2 said a state police dispatcher at reading from a She said no other information was Henson vice president John Presburg said the crash was the airlines first involving injury or loss of life since it began operating in He said the plane was making an instrument approach to the David a spokesman for the Civil Air Patrol in northern said one of the pilots radio messages to the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center in was that the plane had experienced an electronic failure with a navigational device called a It was in his last Carter he added that a malfunction in the which tells a pilot where he is in relation to a should not have a serious effect on an experienced pilots ability to Dick a Federal Aviation 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