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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas We of lift Center 75335 State official to MulUns charges violations A special investigator for the Texas Secretary of States Election Division was expected here today in response to charges raised by defeated sheriffs can didate John In a prepared statement issued Mullins said county officials apparently violated the Texas Election Code by ignoring his request to defer can vassing the 1980 general election vote until after a recount could be the canvass was never completed because Commissioners Court never certified the 207th District Judge Robert Pfeuffer said The court will meet today at to consider cer Mullins statement also charged county officials with failing to impound the ballots until all questions could be cleared and said they attempted to certify the results as they stood on The alleged violations are now a matter for the Texas Secretary of State Election Division investigators to Mullins statement Shad a staff attorney for the Election said in a telephone interview yesterday he could not comment on the allegations but Ill be down there tomorrow Jeffries said Mullins did not request the but his office was contacted by Joe editor of the weekly Canyon Lake Times Me just informed us of what he thought was going Jeffries Commissioners acting as the canvassing tabulated the unofficial election results but stopped short of certifying Because they did not make the results they did not complete their Pfeuffer I would not consider it a completed Pfeuffer Thats the way I read When Mullins requested a recount of the vote for the office of a copy of his request was hand delivered to County Judge Max Wommack by Shields before the vote tabulation Wommack contacted who was in San and was told to proceed with the ballot coun The commissioners decided not to certify the citing distrust of the computer system and a discrepancy of 61 more voter signatures than ballots Some commissioners expressed a desire to recount all See Page 14A vote canvass Recount of sheriffs race canceled By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer There will be no recount of ballots for the 1980 sheriffs Robert 207th district said Wednesday it was never officially ordered in the first Candidate John Mullins requested the recount 10 and Pfeuffer granted it Pfeuffer Mullins promised but never provided the legal order for him to So when Mullins withdrew his request the already scheduled for this was canceled requested Mullins get his attorney to draw up an and requested that he have a person designated to carry out the recount as required by and to submit to me his Pfeuffer Al Herbrich was and he told me orally what his credentials I told him to submit them in He had a resume which included these so he mailed it Everything was set up and ready to but I never Deceived the official so I never signed Pfeuffer the Republican candidate for was defeated in the general election by incumbent Walter Fellers by a margin of more than votes in the unofficial Mullins asked for a recount under Article Sub division breaking his request down into six separate steps allowed by Pfeuffer granted all but the last which was for a manual recount of the The judge said he would consider it after the first five procedures were carried By Mullins would have been for paying the cost of the He would not have been required to make a as was erroneously reported in Wednesdays HeraldZeitung in a story headlined Mullins withdraws The deposit requirement applies only to the manual which was not immediately authorized by Herbrich himself is disputing the countys claim that he was not legally appointed deputy to Precinct 2 Con stable Kermit A request for an attorney generals opinion to clarify the matter was sent to Austin last Thursday Tavlor Communications 25 cents 980 Herald Senate panel says energy status bleak WASHINGTON AP In a grim report on global pil the Senate United States is fooling itself if believes reduced oil imports will in sulate the nation from the hardships and possible conflicts resulting from the continuing energy The reporting on a year long investigation into the international implications of the energy said the focus on reducing imports ignores the fact that energy self sufficiency is highly unlikely within this let alone within the next 10 The committee said the stress on longterm energy independence has led the United States to neglect the urgent need to stockpile oil for both civilian and military needs to prepare the nation for likely supply Lack of such stockpiles could throw the United States into a panicked world market in a severe the would and are being made now by some consuming nations could threaten the Western Unless the industrialized countries rapidly develop a common approach to dealing with oil supply more intensive competition among the consuming nations could drive ever deepening divisions among the allied creating new openings to be exploited by potential adversaries and increasing the danger of violent con flict in the Middle the report It also said that producing nations have turned oil into a powerful political Oil has been used to induce the United Inside 1014A 8A 8A i4A 8A 18B RELIGIOUS TV Japan and Brazil to trade advanced weapon systems and certain which have military to the Middle the report It added As competition foroil becomes more divisive and extends deeply into the political the strains on the freeworld alliance are likely to become Such strains will affect all the industrialized countries whether or not they are energy The energy status of the Soviet Union also bodes ill for the United the committee because the Soviets can be expected to seek increased Mideast The report said because the Soviets are not likely to possess the hard currency to buy oil on the world they might attempt to secure it through political in timidation or use of By exploiting local giving aid to dissident using diplomatic pressure and supporting revolutionary movements sympathetic to the Soviets can sub stantially expand their influence in the region without having to take overt Another problem with the the committee is the growing Western European reliance on Soviet natural New Braunfels High student cut in fight A New Braunfels High School student was slashed in the arm by another student wielding a razor blade cartonopening tool yesterday as they fought for control of the police and school officials The student was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by his parents for first but was not severely Principal John Turman The student who possessed the tool was taken to police and Both were suspended for three days for violating school rules that prohibit Registered letters have been sent to their parents advising them of their right to arrange for a con ference with the principal within 72 hours to discuss whether further such as is The students got into a shoving match in the schools Turman then moved outside to continue one of them was getting the best of it and fee other brought out a razor He cut the other student on both arms and ripped his but a teacher was able to break it up before anybody got seriously Turman Dan journalism teacher at fee high said Thursday he found both students on the ground struggling for control of fee weapon The kid with the razor was on top when I ap proached so I just grabbed his arm and told them to break it They both realized I was a teacher and they stopped right McGovern New Braunfels p0Jice Felix Roque said Wed nesday no charges have been filed by Were going to let the people involved file any and aohftdy has done that Roque said Its an unfortunate We have students here who play by the and two that didnt Turman 106 22 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Eden Heights Apartments ready for occupants Stall photo handicapped get independent place to live By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer An apartment complex designed for the elderly and handicapped will soon open in New The first tenants of Eden Height located at 627 are expected to move in early next according to housing The fourstory multilevel complex contains 35 efficiency 57one bedroom units and two twobedroom Such things as wood railings around the peepholes at low level for tenants using grasp bars in all smoke a sprinkler system and an emergency generator capable of running one of the elevators and lighting the hallways in case of a power failure will offer tenants security and Many of them elderly or han dicapped are living in a house or apartment with their but they still are capable of living in dependently with a little bit of Most of them want to be Shackelford said in explaining why many elderly or handicapped would enjoy living in Eden One of the most important things included in all he is an emergency string when sets off an alarm system alerting both personnel in the apart ment office and after hours when no one is in the apartment office at Eden Home next The emergency strings stuck in the wall in each apartment where the designer of the building assumed the tenants bed would be located are long enough to reach at least to the Shackelford This is so many times you hear of an elderly person who has fallen and hurt himself and literally has to drag himself to the phone to call for In this these strings will come in As another security measure he said if one of the tenants is not seen for a day or that tenant will be checked up on to be sure he is all Other than that an in See Page 3A Leukemia victim Blood sought for Alves A blood drive is being sponsored Sunday to benefit Hilmar Pete who has been hospitalized since Alves has been hospitalizedin San Antonio where he underwent extensive testing which diagnosed his illness as acute He has already received 70 units of Wood in an effort to counter the effects of the This must be repaid on a fereef orone As a side effects of fee in tensive treatments he has received have lowered his resistance to in In he has recently undergone eye The drive will be held at First United Methodist Church in Room it is sponsored by the church as a com munity effort to help a Mend and a citizen in Draws mwst be within the ages of W and weigh at least 110 pounds and be free of certain A screening of applicants by a qualified medical person will be conducted to ascertain the eligibility of fee This interview should take ap proximately 30 Ac commodations wiU be provided for processing three donors each 15 Although advance registration nQj dsaors may register w a4 by caDtog the church at It is important that donors eat something before giving
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