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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas Large close By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Wholl get the keys to the governors mansion What will statewide voter turnout be like And locally how many of Comal Countys registered make it to the polls today Its all depends on who you listen to as was proved in separate interviews with local Democratic and Republican Party Bill Clements will be reelected according to Comal County Republican Party chairman Charles Hell win bigger than lie did four years Berger But it wont be a Tom chairman of the County Democratic is not so certain that will be the Its a horse race too close to Bluntzer Its definitely an in teresting if I could tell you who was going to win wouldnt be practicing quipped a smiling a local Local turnout will range from to of the countys approximate registered according to various The County Clerks office has predicted that approximately county voters will cast ballots in the same range as Bluntzers The Democratic chairman estimated that to county ballots would be The GOP was more Taking a stab in the Berger predicted as many as to of the countys voters to make it to the All their predictions were based on absentee voting so far and the fact that there are six locally contested races on this years At the close of Fridays absentee the County Clerks office had recorded 727 But there are still more than 80 mailin absentee ballots still out and these ballots will continue to be accepted through the mail until Neither Berger nor Bluntzer gave specific figures as to what statewide voter turnout might Berger did that through telephone campaign the state Repubican party had been able to See LOCAL Page 14 in Comal Theres still time to vote Here polling places for todays Precinct 11 general Polls close at 7 so you still have time 16 Precinct 12 Precinct 1 Ditllinger Memorial Precinct 2 Cross Lutheran Precinct 13 Precinct 3 Fire Station Loop Precinct 14 Precinct 4 Comal Elementary Precinct 15 Precinct 5 Bracken Fire Precinct 16 Precinct 6 Wesley HallFirst United Precinct 17 Methodist Precinct 18 Precinct 7 Lone Star Precinct 19 Precinct 8 Fire Station Kerlick Precinct 20 Precinct 9 Mission Valley Community Precinct 21 Precinct22 Precinct 10 Bulverdc Community Precinct 23 Old Fire Station North New Braunfels High east Smithson Valley High Eagles Canyon Middle Faith United Church of Canyon City Fischer Bowling Canyon High School Spring Branch Lodge Seele Kden New Braunfels Herald New Texas 213 14 Pages TUESDAY November 1982 25 cents USPS 377880 Tragic n Family wiped out in wreck soldier charged By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer Involuntary manslaughter charges against William Dale Savage of Fort Sam Houston are hanging in the balance over blood test But the deaths of four New Braunfels family members have stirred some harsh words over driving while intoxicated arrests and the Wurst fest connection in the Ruben Sauceda his expectant wife their 23 monthold daughter Victoria and 11 monthold son Ruben were walking to the Y Cafe Saturday when all four were struck from behind by Savages vehicle on Highway 81 The father was dead at the the two children died at McKenna Memorial and Sauceda Brookvv Army Medical Savage was treated at McKenna for a minor head charged with driving while and released into the custody of Fort Sam Houston Had Savage been to Wurstlest prior Ui the fatal accident And if Wurstfest didnt would the Ruben Sauceda family still be alive No one would confirm that Savage had attended Wurstfest prior to the1 but District Attorney Bill Schrocder said there were four plastic cups from Wurstfest in the front scat if Savages The latter question is the heavier ol the1 and the answer depends on whos Take Tom executive secretary of the Wurstfest Im angry with the bad rap some people are trying to stick on because of these four Puniiim To say these killings were Wurst Purduin also stressed steps organizers have taken over the last few years to downplay the significance of beer at the These efforts in cluded limiting the size of beer con tainers sold at Wurstfest to 10 estalishing a dress assessing an entrance fee onto the and outlawing kiss me Department of Public Safety troopers are doing their best to minimize the problem as were 60 DW1 arrests this weekend by the DPS in a concentrated patrolling effort of roughly a 22mile stretch of Interstate 35 to and from New That compares to 47 DWI arrests over the entire Wurstfest festival last DPS Bob Holder said And between Hays and Comal there were 150 plus DWI arrests this weekend Last we only had the 14 troopers here working ths1 Interstate during This we have extra See Page 14 wreck attract media Election day preparations Comal County Republican Chairman Charles Berger left and Democratic Chairman Tom Bluntzer review results of a logic and accurary test performed Monday to make Staff photo by John Senter sure the countys votetabulating equipment is operating It passed that but faces a stiffer one when returns from the countys 23 precincts flow By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Four New Braunfels people were killed in a traffic accident Saturday and Saturday was the second day of Wurst Those and the possible con nection between have caught the attention of the San Antonio A story in Tuesday mornings Sun Antonio Light said there was some concern that the annual event had become a deadly 10day beer And Channel dropped into City Manager Delashmutts office Monday to ask whether the City Council might do anything about They were evidently doing a following story on the Delashmutt said Their questions were in the area of Do I intend to make a report to the City Council and Will the council take action on this He didnt think he was in a position to make a I think the press has covered it pretty and the accident is still under in vestigation by our city he I got the impression he Channel 12s interviewer thought Wurstfest was the Ive no reason to necessarily assume that this accident was a direct result of Wurstfest or anything Accidents happen all year Time to vote Reaganomics nations key issue ClementsWhite tops state ballot Inside By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON i APi Bombarded for months by appeals to their hopes and Americans went to the polls today to shape a new Congress and signal whether they are willing to stay the course with President Reagans economic Polls opened at dawn in many Eastern states and there were varying estimates of whether the turnout for this election would reverse the down ward trend of the past two Conflicting economic signs rising unem declining interest rates and soaring stock prices prompted Richard the White House to call the election a referendum on whether people are going to vote their present fears or whether they are going to vote their hopes us to how the Reagan program will The campaign closed with Democrats contending the Republican administration has a secret plan to try to cut Social Security benefits and the president replying that theres no truth in what theyre The economy the percent unemployment rate and Social Security were the national But many contests could be decided by local concerns and voter reaction to the personalities of the At stake were 425 House seats and 33 in the Louisianas eight House seats have already been decided and selection of two of Georgias seats has been delayed by court Voters in 36 states will choose governors and in 46 will select In nine states are holding statewide referendiuns on the nuclear Other ballot issues include handgun gambling and a hotly contested proposal to move the state capital of Alaska 580 miles from Juneau to about 70 miles from The outcome of the House and Senate contests could determine whether President can forge ahead with his economic program or will be forced to cut back his goal of trimming the size and impact of the federal In a preelection a White House of who requested talked about the pool of patience and speculated voters were willing to give the presidents program more a decision that would gain support for Republican Most estimates were that the Democrats would gain between 12 and 24 House Since World War the norm for the presidents party in the first midterm contests after his election is a loss of 19 House Of the 33 Senate seats being decided this 19 are held by 13 by Republicans and one Democratic challengers were threatening several Republican including Harrison Schmitt of New Mexico and John Danforth of and businessman Frank Lautenberg was in a tossup race against Republican Milicent Fenwick for a GOP seat in New The most threatened Democratic senators were Howard Cannon of Nevada and John Melcher of The race in Virginia for the seat now held by Harry Byrd an independent who sides with the Democrats for determining party was a tossup between Republican Paul Trible and Richard The Democrats must pick up five Senate seats to regain the majority they lost in a prospect party chairman Charles Manatt concedes is Texas turnout predicted Secretary of State David Dean predicted about million Texans would vote today in elections for nine other statewide executive and judicial 27 congressional seats and 181 legislative Dean said Monday he expected about a 42 per cent turnout of based upon a spot check of absentee voting in 38 where 59 percent of the registered voters At the top of the ticket were races for governor and the Bill the states first Republican chief executive since faced a challenge from Democratic Attorney General Mark who won the nomination without a majority last White led a field of four Democratic candidates and received the nomination when Railroad Commissioner Buddy Temple dropped out of a runoff Lloyd a Democrat seeking his third was challenged for reelection by Jim Collins of in a campaign that reminded some observers of Bentsens successful fight against Ralph Yarborough in has criticized Bentsen for his liberal and un Texan voting Bentsen has labeled Collins an extremist who has not passed any of his own legislation during 14 years in Clements and White continued their head knocking campaigns Monday with quick visits to the largest groups of voters in the Well knock off the door of the governors mansion and open it to the people of White promised a noon rally in downtown Todays Weather It will be a warm with a 30 percent chance of thtin dershowers and south winds at 1015 Tonight will be tur ning much colder with winds shifting to the 1525 mph and There is an 10 percent chance of storms and 60 percent on Lake wind advisories will be in effect through and locally heavy ruins a re Bowie Seventy percent of the owners of major league baseball clubs voted Monday to keep Bowie Kuhn as their that wasnt The National League owners voted 75 to keep and that wasnt a big enough margin according to league See Page TV The TV interviewer mentioned that there were four deaths during the first weekend of last years I told him as far as I there were two outside the city on River and those people were headed to Delashmutt Debra Patrick of Pasadena received suspended probation after her otitof control car left the road and ran over a pitched killing two of its A breath test indicated alcohol in her but as Delashmutt she and the other occupants of the car hadnt been to Wurstfesl See Page 14 County values may be out On the morning of the county tax roll was still in the Comal County Appraisal District But Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks said he hoped to have final values to the county tax office before closing We had hoped to have them over there ho referring obliquely to the 1 deadline he gave the Commissioners The paperwork is sitting We didnt get it until late and it came up short one Comal the City of Garden Ridge which collects its taxes through the county office and the Comal Independent School District need to set 198283 tax rates as soon as To do Brucks they need several figures not just the total taxable value of but the amount of money lost to various The final printout left off the countys regular homestead exemption he The computer will do that for I think its been The Dallas office just didnt send that particular item of information down to Brucks When that number is county values can be forwarded to the Commissioners which can then plug them into the budget and come up with a tax Brucks said See Page 14   

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