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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                New November Page 3A Farm bill softens future cuts WASHINGTON The Senate passed a 1985 farm bill Saturday after farmstate Democrats reached agreement with Senate Republican leaders on provisions to soften future cuts In income subsidies by giving farmers government surplus com The 6128 vote culminated more than a month of acrimonious on offagain including five days of marathon sessions and dozens of backroom meetings to work out deals between competing farm commodity Its not a good farm but its onethird better than the Republican bill they tried to shove down our throats said James one of a group of Democrats who had threatened to filibuster the bill If GOP leaders did not make This has some policy and some features that are It also has some that arent so said Agriculture Secretary John who was present at many of the negotiating sessions but declined to specifically endorse the The bill now must go to a House Senate negotiating conference after Congress returns from its Thanksgivingweek to work out differences between the two ver The House passed its version of the bill The agreement also included resolution of a squabble between Midwestern and Southern Democrats over the shape of a new soybean sub sidy program and over how certain farm benefits are And the chamber agreed to take up the but equally issue of the farm credit crisis when it returns from its Thanksgiving Merger vote delayed OKLAHOMA CITY AP David said Saturday he has received assurances that final action to consolidate local Production Credit Association offices and Federal Land Banks In Oklahoma and three other states will be delayed this in a statement from his Washington said he was assured the votes on the mergers or consolidations will not be taken until Congress has had an op portunity to respond to the finan cial crisis in the Farm Credit The senator said he got the assurances in a letter from Jack president of the Farm Credit Systems 9th district board of directors in The 9th District is comprised of Colorado and New The Farm Credit which holds about onethird of all agricultural debt In the has asked Congress for billion to offset anticipated huge loan losses caused by the general depression in Stockholder and membership votes in the PCAs and Federal Land Bank groups had been scheduled to begin next week In Oklahoma and the three other Boren said Perry told him In the letter that If Congress passes a program to stabilize the financial condition of the which would make consolidation of local associations all associations will be allowed to reconsider any consolidation ap proved In the elections now being Boren said Congress should act on the credit package for the Farm Credit System before the end of the I am pleased that the Wichita board has made this decision and 1 believe strongly In local control and am glad that local associations will be given another chance to vote on con solidation if Congress acts this Boren The massive legislation would renew for another four years pro grams as diverse as crop price sup food stamps and overseas food and rural The Senate had debated the measure on and off since and the measure still has to go to a HouseSenate negotiating conference to work out differences between the two chambers When the Senate first began work on the it contained a fouryear freeze on income subsidies for cotton and rice farmers that had been worked out mostly by agriculture committee Those Democrats grew resentful this week after Dole split their partys ranks by luring votes with mostly for Southern The compromise worked out Satur day was based on the oneyear freeze favored by but added governmentowned surplus com modities to the checks received by farmers in 1987 and The Senate was held In session past wrangling and angling for advantage on the subsidy before Dole called off the marathon and opted for private talks with John and Im Just trying to figure out how to get out of this Dole conced ed at one point during the as weary lawmakers sat slumped In their chairs dozing off and occa sionally rising to object to being held in Washington when the House already has left for Dole accused Democrats of inten tionally trying to send Reagan a farm bill he would be sure to as a way of reaping a farmstate political issue for the 1986 Those elections are crucial to the Republicans in try Ing to retain their slim control of the Democrats denied that was their saying they wanted simply to preserve the best farm income safety net possible for many of whom are suffering from the most serious rural depression in The stalemate frazzled nerves par ticularly those of senators without keen interest in farm issues but who were being forced to stay for record ed One of them was War ren who called the agreement Consider that weve poured 60 odd billion dollars into agriculture in the past few he Its the biggest welfare program in Maybe what agriculture needs is a shaking Theyre a bunch of economic She would rather switch than fight AUSTIN AP State Board of Insurance member Carole an appointee of Democratic Mark jumped to the GOP The former Austin mayor is considering a 1986 challenge of Jake a Democrat who has represented the Central Texas district since But Rylander told the State Republican Executive Committee that she was not ready to talk about that I am not making any political announcement beyond what I just said that 1 consider myself to be a Republican and feel philosophically and per sonally comfortable within the said the former Carole Republican leaders consider Rylanders switch a double victory an embarassment to White and a big gain in traditionally Democratic Central Texas GOP Chairman George Strake said the Saturday switch marked the 50th time since 1981 that a Texas Democratic office holder or former officeholder had switched to the The White administration had no immediate reaction to the which had been rumored for several Rylander was elected mayor of Austin in 1979 and The mayors race is a non partisan but Rylander said she had been a lifelong Democrat until She left the mayors post to accept Whites appoint ment to the threemember insurance Rylander said she and the governor have had a number of conversations over the last few We are friends and have had We sometimes have differing but cer tainly not any bad she White did not say he would ask her to resign from the insurance board if she switched according to After her brief speech to the Republican com Rylander would not answer questions about her political Travis County GOP sources have said Rylander has been asking about a Republican race against who has not had a close race since he won a December 1963 special election for the seat once held by Lyndon has not announced for reelection from the sixcounty but spokesman John Havens has said Pickle is definitely planning to If Rylander seeks the GOP she might be challenged by Austin businessman Allen a former Green Beret captain and Vietnam Clark was the GOP nominee for state treasurer in but lost to Democrat Ann He served as an assistant to Bill Clements from Clark was among the local Republicans who escorted Rylander to the Saturday meeting of the partys state He said he was undecided about entering the Doctor never told woman about cancer AUSTIN AP After admitting he never told a patient she had a Killeen gynecologist agreed Friday to pay her heirs million in Harold Wood settled the medical malpractice case after a fourday trial which included deathb ed testimony from Shilla The which had many in the courtroom fighting back was made about a month before she died of cervical cancer on March Wood admitted on the witness stand that tests done 3Vz years before her death revealed the But he said he never told her about the September 1979 test Although Wood settled with Wheats family for the medical malpractice case against Army doctors who also treated her is continuing in Austin federal According to medical the military physicians were able to feel a mass inside Wheat by June but they never diagnosed it as As the disease went Wheat frequently sought treat ment for gynecological problems and her Bill testified But the Army doctors told her the pain was all it was all in her he As her condition it was slowly tearing us Wheat Shilla was I was It was not until Wheat was ad mitted to Scott and White Hospital in Temple in 1981 that she was told she had John May of the hospital By the cancer was he Bill Whitehurst and Mack at torneys for the Wheat said Friday they also are trying to reach a settlement with the Wheats heirs had been seeking million from Wood and million from the If a settlement is not reached with the District Judge James Nowlin will rule on the Wheats case against the Army doc tors and set any Federal law requires a not a to determine damages against the V LIQUORS MAKE LIQUORS YOUR LIQUORS Come in Check DAILY 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season was unusually with five tropical storms making Thats one short of the record six in Panhandle residents digging out for the third time in three months said Kate was the Bob hit southern Florida on July 23 with 10 inches of rain and 6foot waves and became a minimal hur ricane by the time it hit South The state narrowly escaped which hit southeastern Louisiana But it took a beating from which hovered in the Gulf for days before coming ashore Labor and from downgraded to a tropical storm in late Kate was the first November hurricane to make landfall in 50 years and the first this yrar to break into landlocked areas of the The last storm put rn out of oystering and this onewill pro bably put mo out of said Adrian of I dont know what Im going to After Klcna whipped up the Apalachicola Bay bottom to cover most biologists predicted it would take two years for the beds to The bay was closed to oyster fishermen to let the remaining oysters serve as seed The state spent almost all of the in emergency money from the Legislature to try to resuscitate the million nearly 10 percent of the nations Warm fall weather spurred a massive spawning of but officials fear Kate covered up the infant Divers will try to assess the damage in the next week or Kates total damage probably wont be as high as said William Insurance In formation Institute manager in But he said based on ear ly Kate probably cased more damage in Florida than Conroe man gets death CONROE AP A former high school janitor has been sentenced to die by injection 16 for the 1980 rapeslaying of a teenage Bellville girl during a volleyball Clarence Lee was convicted and sentenced to death in February 1981 for the death of Cheryl Dee manager of the Bellville High School The execution date was set Miss Ferguson was found strangl ed on a prop platform in the Conroe High School NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS Due to shipping some advertised fireplace accessories are not avail able in all We sin cerely regret an inconven AMERICAS 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