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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 10, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Mi Schaefer elected Eagles Hall gives incumbent victory m It was all knotted up after three but incumbent Councilman Gerald Schaefer defeated Doug Miller Saturday on the strength of the Eagles Hall Schaefer won his second threeyear term as Place 4 coun cilman behind a 102vote margin at Eagles 246 to The two candidates were in a dead heat at 483 after the first three polls were but the Eagles Hall box boosted Schaefer to a 729 to 627 Only of the citys eligible voters turned less than last years total of In Place Councilman Max Winkler was unopposed in his bid for a second full Winkler received Thirtyfive writein votes were including 18 for Vearl chairman of the Dittlinger Memorial Library who was out of town for a portion of Saturday evening as the results were coming I want to thank the voters of New Braunfels for their faith in Ill try to continue to do the best I can for who sweated out the results at the Opa Room in the congratulated his opponent after hearing the final Schaefer carried the absentee poll 70 to 36 and Wesley Hall 165 to Miller pulled into a tie on the strength of a 331 to 248 margin at New Braunfels Presbyterian The race heated up in the last week of the which could have some fallout in the year to Winkler placed an ad in the Friday HemldZeitung endorsing Schaefer and also did some radio spots on his This prompted Mayor Donnie Seay to counter with a radio spot backing Indicating Miller had asked him for his support Seay said he hadnt planned on recording the spot until he heard Winklers Councilwoman Laverne Eberhard also recorded a radio spot backing She could not be reached for comment Schaefer declined comment as to the affect the endorsements of the last week might Its over he GERALD SCHAEFER second term Fluoridation squeaks by It was close all the but fluoridation finally squeaked by in Saturdays city The vote was 694 for to 679 with fluoridation carrying New Braunfels Presbyterian Church and the absentee poll and trailing at Wesley Hall and Eagles which was Amendment V on the special was the only amendment which was in danger failing as the results rolled in Saturday Amendments I through IV all passed by wide The vote on fluoridation seesawed back and Amend ment V led 6248 after the absentee poll came in but trailed 175 211 after the Wesley Hall poll went 113163 against Voters in Precincts 8 and who voted at the presbyterian went for Amendment V giving it a 511467 That margin at the church poll proved to be enough to withstand a 183212 deficit from Eagles The vote came as a pleasant surprise to dentist Milton See Page 2A unday pTaytor Communications cents HeraldZeitunQ 70 Pages 5 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Allen batters coast Texas AP The leading half of massive Hurricane Allen crashed into South Texas and northeast Mexico with a fistful of tornados and torrential rains that shoved eightfoot surges of water inland before the lethal superstorm slowed its thunderous march toward this border city Saturday More than half of the gargantuan storm covered far South Texas at 11 sending in an eightfoot that split a fishing pier at Pott small community behind the barrier Padre Island at Texas southernmost But Allen slowed to a sluggish 5 mph and appeared to be relaxing as it swirled over meteorologists Seawater from the surge rushed inland past beaches and flipped at least one trailer home wheels said a spokesman at the state emergency center in There also were reports of an eight foot surge at Port 40 miles up the Both areas were evacuated Friday and no injuries were The wall cloud which is the most intense part of the hurricane and in cludes the eye its like a doughnut the outer edge of it is just now brushing the South Texas forecaster Joe Plante said at 11 CDT from the Weather 3in We do have approximately onehalf of the entire storm over lands This could have a tendency to slow it down and also to weaken it The lull appears to be We think it the eye will move overland within the next two to three It may hit a little north of the mouth of the Rio Allen drove winds to 75 mph and just under five inches of rain inland as the second most powerful hurricane in this century hovered 35 miles from here Saturday This is a very unusual said Richard supervisor at the National Weather Service All hurricanes are Some charge right on in to the coast and some dilly dally Weve got one that wants to play coy with Hurricane force winds stretched 100 miles in advance of the churning the weather service The National Weather Service issued this warning of impending disaster No storm of this strength has struck this area in recorded We can offer only some ideas of what has happened in other areas in storms of similar the statement doesnt change damage potential too Many pebplehaVe had rtd Its relaxing a little but lets stress that 140 mph winds are still going to tear things Bill Clements asked President Carter to declare the South Texas area a disaster making federal relief funds available to Allens At 11 Allens center was near latitude north and longitude 35 miles eastsoutheast of Inside Loud and clear Staff photo Radioman Bill Way relays a message to other volunteers at one of the citys four hurricane refugee a member of the Guadalupe Valley Amateur Radio spent Saturday at the Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center at police Tax deadline extended AUSTIN AP Texas chief tax collector had welcome words Saturday for those hard hit by Hurricane Businesses damaged by the hurricane will be given up to 90 days extra to meet state filing Comptroller Bob Bullock The deadline extension will apply in any county that is declared a disaster area as a result of the Normal sales tax and fuels tax deadlines fall at the end of the Local volunteers comfort Hurricane Allen refugees hurricanes and have May God help Saturday an offshore oil rig 53 miles east of here recorded winds up to 140 the weather service Wind speeds in Brownsville were sustained at 46 mph with gusts up to 78 mph at 9 Unconfirmed reports from Matamoros said winds howled up to 115 mph in Brownsvilles Mexican sister Right were just playing the waiting waiting it fearing the night time and what is going to said Louise Messer at the San Patricio County Sheriffs office just north of Corpus Allen swamped Brownsville with inches of rain and another inches fell in Corpus where residents fled to By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Red Cross volunteers manned four shelters distributed sandwiches and helped provide relief for about 400 travelers from the Texas Gulf coast members of the Comal County Rescue Squad responded to a call from the New Braunfels Civil Defense office and opened the setting up cots and working through Friday night and into the Refugees from the approaching fury of Hurricane Allen were full of praise for the citys Herb civil defense director for New said 403 persons had registered by 2 Saturday at the located at Post 35 American Legion Hall on Castell Marys Hall at Peter and Paul Catholic the First Baptist Church and New Braunfels High We were Weve been following our basic operations plan and there are no major problems at this Syring Were out of cots We have 200 from the field hospital theyre state Any more refugees will have to bring their own If anyone knows where we could get some in a Id appreciate it if theyd let us Syring Volunteers from the New Braunfels Emergency Communications Club and the Guadalupe Valley Amateur Radio Association maintained a radio network between the shelters and Syrings Emergency Operations Center at Police Department Ham operaters at the center were in contact with the National Weather Service in San Antonio and other radio amateurs on the Texas Food was available at all the shelters except the First Baptist Church early but by afternoon the Red Cross decided to provide meals only at Marys Sandwiches prepared at Marys Hall would be taken to the high See Page 2A Mexico rrSsS SE Open convention Pleas persist among Dems MfW VriDV NEW YORK APj Despite President Carters 2tol edge over Edward Kennedy among Texas delegates to the Democratic National Convention this calls for a so called open convention persist even within the delegation heavy with Carter Lloyd says someone from the delegation sounded him out about becoming a favorite son candidate for president if the convention changes the rule binding who made an unsuccessful run for the presidency four years said he was not interested in the least even if it were The senator added that it would not be appropriate because he was an early Carter Bentsen and House Majority Leader Jim Wright of Fort Worth are honorary cochairmen of the 152member Texas The delegates selected at the June state convention in San Antonio include 105 for 37 for Kennedy and 10 Wrights was one of the stronger voices raised against the earliest rustling among congressmen for an open He has remained adamantly against any effort to release delegates from their The key vote to require delegates to follow the wishes of the rankandfile Democrats who selected them is scheduled for the conventions opening session Texas delegates have their first caucus scheduled Sunday Mickey the only other Texas congressmen who is a convention dismissed talk of an open convention by declaring his absolute support for I do not intend to participate in any movement for a socalled open con the Houston congressman The Democratic Party through the primary process has chosen a See OPEN Page 34
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