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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas hie of lift Center ft Jfexas 75235 Tuesday taylor Communications 25 cents November Herald 89 14 Pages USPS 377880 New Texas Court delays certification recount sought By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Commissioners Court canvassed the 4 general election returns but stopped short of certifying the The court discovered 61 more voter signatures than ballots and some commissioners wanted to rerun the ballots on a computer different from the one used on election County Judge Max Wommack recommended The discrepancies I see are not great enough to make any appreciable he But doubts existed in the minds of Monroe Orville and Charles Tart Expressing distrust of the Wetz and Mund recommended a I feel like it should be It would be an awful deal if we come out again with a Wetz Theres no rush on this certification Mund The ballots are now under and a recount would have to be ordered by 207th District Judge Robert Also on the minds of the commissioners was a letter from John the defeated Republican candidate for asking for a recount of that Addressed to the letter cited Article Subdivision flic Election which allows candidates to examine the computer programs used in testing and counting the ballots and to recount A copy of the letter was handdelivered to but Pfeuffer was in San Marcos and did not read it until late The law requires a delay in canvassing until after the but Pfeuffer instructed Wommack over the telephone to go ahead with the He said as far as hes concerned he hasnt read that letter Mund said in an in Pfeuffer made a copy of Mullins request available but said he would have no immediate comment on The which was certified before the election but didnt work that was described as a lemon by Computer Election Services Area Manager Tom Mund I called him that and his words over the phone went something like this I think probably you have a lemon weve been afraid of that machine all if it was a lemon whyd they sell it us Mund asked with some The court agreed not to pay a CES repair bill for October of Deputy County Clerk Kathy Hartmann reported other electionnight When ballot cards got stuck in a voting machine at Precinct they had no idea how to get it They took the machine she Many of the cards hadnt been punched hard enough and caused further Even if the computer had wed have been there until cleaning up the Hartmann Twentytwo ballots were found in the trunk of Precinct 19 Judge Howard Weidners car two days after the Hartmann The experience with punch card ballots should prompt the county to spend more time educating voters and election judges in how to use Heitkamp Beached at Potters Creek Richard Duran of the was being checked out Sunday in this Grumman Albatross HU 16B twoengine amphibious aircraft belonging to the Confederate Air Force by Federal Aviation Agency inspector Arthur After two landings on Canyon the crew noticed water conning in the The damage is believed to Staff photo by Bill Snead have occurred on the first The plane taxied to the Potters Creek launch ramp where it remains while Duran looks for new nosewheel well doors where the damage Critical need cited Bell institutes increase Citing a critical need for more revenue to meet the growing needs of Southwestern Bell Telelphone began implementing increased rates under bond Rate increases under bond will total almost half the amount requested by the The bonded rates will be active until the Texas Public Utility Commission makes a final decision concerning the full rate The PUC could order the telephone based on its final to make customer with on some or all the bonded The company has documented a need for Paul vice president of revenues and public af fairs for adding in no way do we concede that we need any Roth the million recommendation is a good reference point for implementing temporary rates to provide some relief until a final decision is The bonded rates will affect most basic local most PBX Custom Calling onetime charges for moving or in stalling miscellaneous Touch Tone most telephone some CEN TREX key private line services and telephone answering The interim rates will not affect rates for measured long distance calls within the WATS directory assistance service and coin telephone Reagan spending pledge due test WASHINGTON AP Democrats on the House Budget Committee want to give Presidentelect Ronald Reagan the opportunity and the obligation to live up to his campaign pledge of cutting federal Robert the committee said he would introduce today an acrosstheboard 2 percent spending cut as part of the binding federal budget ceiling for fiscal It would be up to Reagan to decide how to make the cuts after he takes office in Adoption of my amendment would allow the new president the op portunity to present his proposed cuts to the new Congress in Giaimo said If he were unable to achieve these presumably he would ask for an in crease in the spending But Giaimo said the action was not intended to embarrass who pledged during his campaign to cut Im not interested in calling the presidents Giaimo Im interested in getting control of spen not trying to be Leveling off pleases Wurstfest officials Landa Park is back to New Braunfels sidewalks are the museums are empty and the crowds are Wurstfest 1980 is And although attendence was down by this Wurstfest 1980 should still be recorded in history as one of the ac cording to Wurstfest Wurstfest President Donnie Seay said the total attendence of this years festival was as compared to in The major drop in attendence came on the first he Seay said the first Saturday of the 1979 Wurstfest was by far the largest ever and the drop in at tendance this year allowed visitors more room to enjoy the en tertainment and concession Aside from various policies that have been instituted in the last two Seay explained there were probably many factors that caused the attendance drop this With Halloween and many local football games all falling on the same night as Wurstfest attendence on that opening night was Seay In Wurstfest organizers instituted crowd control measures in order to prevent overcrowding and keep the festival a family And the evidence of a more balanced attendance was the fact that there was an increase in concession sales in spite of the smaller Seay ex We might have sold a ton less in but it came close to last years 42 Seay saidAlso according to preliminary the record sale of Kartoffel Puffers potato pancakes sold in 1979 might be The hit of the this years con cessions was the funnel cake in troduced this More than servings of this unique dessert were dished out in one small concession All were extremely happy with Seay County survey voted Comai County commissioners voted Monday to hire a surveyor to appraise a strip of land along Bat Cave Road as a first step toward acquiring Plans to widen Bat Cave Road have been stalled by the owner of a tract at 1 the corner of Bindseil who wrote Monroe Wetz he was not interested in donating a 15foot wide rightofway along 435 feet of road bounty can start proceedings to acquirethe but npt before an offerto buy it is madeV through the county attorneys office Before Assistant County Attorney Bill Reimer can write the Dailey of an appraisal has to be Wetz ad Im hoping hell for this little bit of selling it to the county if a fair price is County Judge Max Wommack suggested Wetz name a and Curtis Bremers name was added to the which passed Other property owners along the road have donated 15 feet of frontage so the county can widen it and add Bat Cave Road is 35 feet Its very Traffic on it has increased from three or four sub That area is rapidly We dont intend to rebuild the but widening it will Wetz In other Commissioners Court authorized payment of overtime to employees of the county clerks office and the tax assessorcollectors office for wprking extra electionnight These girls really put in a lot of and went beyond the call of They definitely deserve it and I recommend it Wommack On the advice of County Auditor Bate the motion was changed to include a choice of either overtime pay or time off for election night The department heads will decide when time off can be if office personnel choose that A change fund of for the Sheriffs Department was authorized by the The money will come from the county and will be kept intact for making change for those posting cash It will be subject to counting by our Well drop in on a surprise basis to make sure its all Bond The court also approved a sub division plat submitted by surveyor Craig Hollmig for Northwood Inside TV WEATHER Meeting halts when reporter arrives By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Comal County commissioners had already put to a fuU Jays What was there left to do The agenda items for Mondays regular Commissioners Court meeting had been dealt The election returns had been can but not A letter from sheriff candidate John requesting a ballot had been delivered to County Judge Max but had not been made pubiic until 207tb District Judge Robert Pfeuffer could read Members of the maintaining their usually friendly but adversary relationships with the county had drifted Why not Business was and everybody could go But the joined by Precinct 2 Constable Kermjt Vetter and Precinct 1 Peace Justice Harold stayed Assistant County Attorney Bill in a passing remark to a local mentioned the unscheduled We still have this constable thing after the canvassingIm not sure what they want to ask Reimer When the reporter walked into the court meeting two things hap Krueger got up and And the conversation slowed See Page liA
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