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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas iiior op tt Mitch womble DOX fy5 6 75 Candidates for County Judge qualifications judge needed By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Fred Republican candidate for county thinks its time for whomever is elected to that office to take a more active leadership role in county Besides judicial the county judge has other respon the 45yearold lawyer said in a recent The judge should be performing many leadership Clark specifically mentioning the judges position with the Alamo Area Council of But in the past this hasnt been the he Many times now the county judge sends a spokesman for Clark I believe the people of the county elect their representative judge to handle all the duties not just those at the He should serve as an active representative on state agencies and boards and to lobby for legislation if Clark Clark also thought itd be a good idea for the county judge to appear more before local civic and religious organizations informing them of various county This would help build community Clark said specifically when it comes See Page IDA Fred Clark By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Previous county judges who have not had legal experience have done pretty good for the in the opinion of Chester Democratic candidate for that And a car salesman at Bock Motor thinks he could do a good job This is why hes run ning for the position which will be left vacant upon County Judge Max Wommacks retirement at the end of this All previous county judges have learned from experience and I feel Im as qualified as they said I feel Im as qualified as Since the May primaries when GOP candidate Fred Clark won over Amacher qualifications have become a main issue in the a local lawyer for 20 has emphasized the need to have someone in that office who has legal on the other does not feel legal knowledge is necessarily needed by a county We have lawyers on retainer fees for he said in a recent in If any kind of legal matters come See Page 2A Chestet Pehl New Braunfels Zejtuno FRIDAY October 1982 25 cents New Texas 211 20 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Spanish Socialists win first victory since 1939 Spain AP Chanting Viva Espana tens of thousands of joyous Socialists celebrated a momentous election victory that returned their party to power for the first time since fascist dictator Francisco Franco drove them into the political wilderness 43 years The shouts of Long Live Spain rang out across Madrids 17th century Plaza Mayor Thursday night to mark the Socialists capture of majority control in which put the premiership in the hands of their 40yearold Felipe Democracy and the Spanish people were the a Sevilleborn labor told cheering supporters at a rally at the Plaza Hotel across Extending an olive branch to his political foes and a military still wary of Gonzalez said no Spaniard should feel left out of the beautiful task of modernizing In announcing the final election officials said percent of million registered voters went to the polls That total eclipsed the exuberant 68 percent turnout in the 1977 Spains first democratic balloting after the death of Campaigning on a moderate platform that turned away from Marxism and shunned industrial or commercial Gonzalez Socialist Workers Party won 46 percent of the earning 198 of the 350 seats in the lower house of the The partys nearest rival was the rightwing Popular led by Manuel a hardline Cabinet minister in the Franco govern The rightists took 104 seats and 25 percent of the underscoring a leftright Popular part of a tiny bloc that held nine seats in the last emerged as the principal opposition Fraga vowed it would provide a loyal but effective counterfoil to the The results were disastrous for centrist The ruling Union of the Democratic Center led by outgoing Prime Minister Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo who called the elections five months early as his coalition began to fracture gained only percent of the according to the official Calvo Sotelo was swept away in the Socialist tide and the centrist union was reduced to 13 seats from 168 in the 1979 the second postFranco The other main centrist the Democratic and Social led by Spains first popularly elected Adolfo won only two Election results also were a sharp disap pointment to the whose share of the vote fell from 1979s percent and 23 seats to percent titid Thursdays vote followed a threeweek campaign which began inauspiciously with the governments announcement that a group of right wing army men had been caught plotting to seize power on election Fallback Its that time of year again time to push the clocks back an hour Saturday night and enjoy an extra hour of Dalight Savings Time ends at Computers Utilities eyes cost controls By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer New Braunfels Utilities took a giant leap into the 1980s state of the art computer world Thursday The board of trustees approved the purchase of an enviable computer hardwaresoftware system for an initial firstyear cost of Over a five year the total cost of the project will ap proach We dont generate power so we cant control the cost of fuel too said Barry Utilities management information services What we can control is our cost our employees more and our time more The hardware bid was awarded to Data a company involved in the space shuttle headquartered in but with a branch office in San HMS out of was awarded the software With this we went from a 1960s ac counting to a 1980s online state of the art computer Allison The size of New Braunfels Utilities had an in fluence on the purchase of the new computer since the larger we the more regulations we fall Allison And the computer becomes necessary to gather the continuous data these regulations The board of trustees took another big step in the See Page 10A Stall photo by John Senler New meets old Karen Knippa left and Rebecca Gordon take a looksee at the county government display during Thursday nights sneak preview of the 1982 Heritage Exhibit at the Civic The exhibit opened to the general public Friday 12 Months Doivt DrinK Drive Do Haap Comal Stall photo by John Senler The sign warns motorists not to mix driving and alcohol around these parts Warning sign erected to reduce DWIs By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Wurstfest visitors rolling in from the east will read a sobering note on the way to the A large billboard just west of Clear Spring on Texas 46 states in no uncertain terms that the past year saw 812 people arrested and jailed for Driving While Intoxicated in Comal The erected was County Attorney Bill Reimers The county isntresponsible for Reimer Its a little experiment Im running to see if a warning will reduce the number of The number of local cases has dropped since the County CourtatLaw cracked down on drunken But Reimer A tough policy is no good if the people coming from San Antonio and Houston and other places dont know about Its like a mugger if you have a weapon and he knows about he may not mug If he doesnt know about hell probably Reimer would just as soon see fewer people trying to get away with drinking and even if it cuts down business in If we can reduce the number of cases then I can do a better job on the ones we he The billboard will stay up for 30 The county attorney will collect traffic arrest data from that period and com pare it with last years A drivers address will tell whether or not he passed the sign on the way into Then I can get a computer analysis of its Reimer The fact that he put the sign up in time for Wurstfest doesnt necessarily mean See Page 2A Absentee total climbs to 608 with more due in The deadline for absentee voting cuts off but the total is still climbing and will continue climbing until since mailin absentee ballots will continue to be accepted until As of Friday 608 absentee votes had been cast for the November general according to the County Clerks Of that 498 were personal appearance absentee votes and 110 were mailin Another additional 116 mailin ballots are still according to the County Clerks The six locally contested races have been credited for drawing in the large number of ab sentee These races include the race for County County Justice of the precinct 4 and County precincts 3 and County Clerk officials at first predicted that approximately 400 of the countys registered voters would vote absentee in this As absentee voting they adjusted that prediction to Anyone who expects to be absent from the county on election or who is over or who is unable to appear at the polls because of sickness or physical is able to vote JACQUELINE SMITH Inside Wurstfest Weather Comal County skies will stay mostly cloudy through but the National Weather Service is not expecting Today will be with winds blowing near 10 mpli out of the shifting to east Saturday will be Good Ship Wurst Wurstfest kicks off this afternoon at with the first voyage of the Wurst Navy up the Comal That flotilla will drop off Myron who will perform after the opening ceremonies on the Wurstfest Calendar of Page 9B DEAR
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