New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 94-No. 214
November 4, 1984 50 cents
82 Pages 6 Sections
Campaigns near end
U.S. voting age population
25 to 44 years 65 anc older
72 17 million 28 19 million
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Walter Mondale and President Reagan are ending the 1984 campaign the same way it began, with
Mondale accusing _
planning a “tough. rough tax" increase and the president saying heatedly it just wasn't so.
Both men were crisscrossing the Midwest Reagan pushing toward the possibility of an unprecedented 50-state sweep next Tuesday, Mondale striving to win what would be the biggest presidential upset in memory.
All polls showed Reagan with big leads, including a new Associated Press survey that indicated Mondale was leading only in the District of Columbia and. barely, in his home state of Minnesota
Still, Mondale. fought on, insisting the polls were wrong and victory was possible And he renewed his con-
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tention, first voiced at last August’s Democratic National Convention, that Reagan planned a tax increase that would harm low- and moderate-tncome Americans.
ing Saturday at a rally in Little Rock, Ark., declared that taxes would be raised in a second term “over my dead body.
“There’s been some rumors floating around about suspected tax increases on our side," the president said. “Don’t you believe it."
He apparently was referring to published reports that as part of its effort to reform the tax system. his ad
ministration will propose eliminating the deductions many federal taxpayers now claim for state and local income-tax payments and also will propose _ taxing unemployment benefits and w orkers’compensation.
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Myron Floren opens Wurstfest with his accordian, left and a chomp of sausage, above. Floren rode up the Comal River Friday after noon with the Wurst Navy and gave a free per formance on the banks on the Comal River Friday noted the opening of the festival plus the opening of the Heritage Exhibit. The annual festival expects a crowd of about 150,000 this year. Wurstfest ends Nov 11 For more photos, see page 1B
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Death toll reaches 1,000 in India in wake of prime minister s deathToday s Weather
With increasing cloudiness expected last night, it should be windy and warm today, and sunny and warm tomorrow. Today 's high ought to reach about 82. following yesterday’s high of 69 Sunset today will be at 5.12 p m and sunrise Monday will be at 6:47 a in. Monday’s sun will set at 5.42 p m.Papal Visit
Pope John Paul ll, delayed but undeterred by heavy fog, drove to the northern city of Pavia, Italy on the second day of his “extraordinary pilgrimage” to honor his patron saint’s passion for education.See Page 5A
NKW DKLHI, India (AP) - Indira Gandhi, “immortal mother" to India's mournful masses, was cremated Saturday in the perfumed flames of a sandalwood pyre, bid farewell by a nation now consumed in its own fires of retribution.
In smoldering cities across India, the death toll passed 1,000 in four days of anti-Sikh rioting that erupted after Prune Minister Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh security guards, according to police and
Indian news media reports
Between 200 and 350 men, women and children mostly Sikhs were massacred in a single 20-hour onslaught on a poor New Delhi neighborhood, new s reports said The new government, under Mrs Gandhi’s son, Rajiv, came under heavy criticism for failing to control the carnage.
In the sundown cremation ceremony beside holy river Yamuna, climax to a solemn three-hour
funeral procession through this capital, the grieving Rajiv Gandhi first walked seven tunes around the log-stacked bier where his mother’s body lay. then gently touched a blazing torch to her head and feet
Hindu priests chanted mantras, and the yellow flames flickered higher, gradually engulfing the red sari-clad remains of the woman who had dominated political life here for two decades.
Some 400,000 sorrowful Indians
thronged the riverside site. and dozens of presidents, premiers and other foreign dignitaries, including Secretary of State George P. Shult/ stood nearby in silent tribute, hands over their hearts Earlier Saturday, Shultz met with Rajiv Gandhi, assured him of Washington’s desire to improve I1 S Indian relations and invited him lo visit the United States The new prime minister’s first challenge w as to restore calm to his
The Hindu-Sikh violence was blamed for the relatively small size of the funeral day crowds; smaller than those that attended the cremation along the same riverbank- of Mrs Gandhi’s father. Prune Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, in 1%4. and i>f tile assassinated Indian in-dept ndence leader Mohandas K Gandhi iii 1948
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Weekend accidents injure four persons
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Three persons were injured in a two-car accident Saturday night at Interstate 35 frontage road and Walnut Avenue.
Steve Earl Putman, 25, and Pain Sturm, 36, both of San Antonio, and Bill Wright, 60, of Welfare, were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service personnel around 8 p.m.
Wright suffered an inch-long laceration on his forehead, while Putman and Sturm both complained of neck pains en route to the hospital.
A hospital spokesman said Sturm and Wright were treated and released, but as of presstime Saturday night, Putman’s status was “pending further examination.” The spokesman also said Putman was
Both vehicles were damaged in the accident. A Buick Skylark, driven by Putman, had rear-end damage and the front end of the Datsun Centura, driven by Wright, wa.s damaged. The cars were traveling westbound on the frontage road, according to police officer Mike Rust.
On Friday night, a high speed chase on Engel Road resulted in a wrecked Department of Public Safety patrol car, a hospitalized DPS trooper, and the arrests of two 16-year-olds from Austin.
Trooper Scott Haag said the chase began when he and his ruling partner, Joe Fedor, clocked a 1977 Porsche at 90 mph traveling north on Interstate 35 shortly before ll p.m.
"We got up to 110-115 mph on 1-35, then they took the Fngel Road exit
See wrecks, Page L2A Onlookers peer into an ambulance at the accident site on Walnut Avenue Saturday
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