Tuesday, November 9, 1982

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Horald New Texas 217 Strange coalition seeks bi to force lower interest rates TUESDAY November M cents DSPS 377880 WASHINGTON AP An unlikely but potent coalition of conservative Republicans and Democratic leaders is emerging in Congress to force the Federal Reserve Board to lower interest The prospect of a bipartisan bill that would pull down high interest rates is attracting Republican luminaries such as Jack Kemp of New York and GOP House Whip Trent Lott of and Democratic leaders such as Senate Minority Leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia and House Majority Leader Jim Wright of according to congressional Backers of such legislation say the effort will force the Federal Reserve either voluntarily or by law to abandon its current monetary policy for con trolling inflation and return to the interest rate setting policy it scrapped three years They also claimed rates could be broughtdown without jeopardizing the success the Fed has achieved in lowering Congressional emissaries delivered that message in a postelection meeting at the Fed last week with an aide to bank Chairman Paul Volcker either the bank bring rates down or Congress will force it Some Fed critics contend the bank already has moved to lower rates to diffuse support for the The although independent of the White is under the direct control of which created it and can abolish The prospects of a bipartisan coalition may be better than anyone believed at the beginning of our one Senate Democratic source said This is one of the two or three major issues on the Democratic agenda when the new Congress the source We emphasized to the Fed that the coalition is serious and alive and intending to press the interest rate said another source who attended last weeks It was not just an election The Feds response was that while it would not commit itself to any policy it is well aware it is a creature of Congress and is listening to what Congress has to Fed officials The prospect of Congress setting monetary policy has perturbed who said last spring that transient political influences on monetary policy could have adverse repercusssions for the The Fed chairman also has personally lobbied members of Congress against interest rate the sources Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress have been in agreement on few economic issues since Reagan moved into the White See Page 14 Revenue sharing ByDYANNE FRY Staff writer New allocations included traffic light tossed out City Council scratched one new traffic and decided not to buy an asphalt pavement laydown It found some money for youth soccer and a Landa Park parking and added to the wheelchair ramp and street improvement Except for those City Manager Delashmutts Entitlement 14 revenue sharing budget went through as previously He didnt agree on the traffic light but the council had final Members voted to save by not updating the light at Union and East San If theres ever an accident and it goes to I will end up being subpoenaed and must testify that Ive brought this to the city council every year since Delashmutt Federal codes require that there be two visible signals for each lane of Theres four in the city that need to be at a total cost of I just selected two for this Delash mutt reminded the Members voted to go ahead and replace the single See Page 14 Final count Wurstfest attendance dropped after wreck By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Playing the numbers game with this years Wurstfest might be a little The attendance figure from the festival which ended Sunday was down by about persons over last But were not after said Tom Pur executive secretary of the Wurstfest Association Were after Based on attendance for the opening two nights of compared to last years and then to the rest of this years it would seem Wurstfest didnt end as well as it Why Perhaps the tragic deaths of four members of the Ruben Sauceda who were struck down and killed by a San Antonio charged with driving while in had an effect on the merriment of Purdum said last week that Wurstfest had been stuck a bad rap by the media linking the four deaths to the To say these killings were Wurstfests fault is he But the people who stayed away this year ob viously Our attendance the first Friday and Saturday of the festival was up from last The crowds were more and then it dropped Purdum I understand that there were circumstances that were going to be but the image came out in the media that Wurstfest was And that There are a lot of not just one that affected attendance this But if I had to look for a dominant it would be that some media reports were intrepretative that the deaths were Wurstfests he We had numerous calls from people who were afraid to come to Wurstfest this for fear it had become a drunken Since the Wurstfest Association has not released figures on the number of gallons of beer in an effort to eliminate the emphasis placed on drinking at the Purdum food is a different There were over funnel cakes potato turkey legs and we estimate about 40 tons of the executive secretary In the festivals star accordion man for many Myron performed more days than ever The Goebelfest was added as a new attraction this putting Wurst fest in touch with Hummel collectors from all over the Department of Public Safety Bob Holder said he considered this years festival a in that we kept the accident picture and thats what we were Holder said DPS troopers arrested 109 persons for driving while intoxicated over the entire Wurstfest and city patrolmen arrested I un derstand that Hays County arrested more than we Holder The only major accident during the Wurstfest period was the 30 tragedy inside the city But there were no serious accidents outside the the sergeant Our objective was to keep Wurstfest traffic volume and based on our program was a We did our best to keep the roads of Comal County and thats what were paid to Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for considerable late night and morning cloudiness with partly cloudy Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph this diminishing to 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at How About Them Dawgs Saturdays upsets and routs combined to produce a topsyturvy Associated Press Top Twenty college football on the strength of a 44 0 demolition job on jumped from third to all geared up for the 1 ranking following the loss to former 1 will have to be content for now with See Page 13 3 3 67 14 TV 3 John Traeger offers his assistance Sla Traeger needs data to help county By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer John Traeger is willing to go to bat for Comal County if theres going to be a Right that ballgame which would consist of the Comal Commissioners Court proposing a bill to the Legislature all depends on the If the county hopes to obtain legislation giving it ordinance making power or the authority to impose a county sales tax itll have to come up with strong facts to back its case for the Traeger said While in town for a brief Traeger toured River Road and Canyon Lake with Comal Com missioners and members of the County Growth and Development discussing how legislation could help solve some of the countys growth and tourist related Growth committee members Jumbo Evans county commissioners of the lake area and Ken Karger were among those who drove Traeger around the county to point out areas suffering most from the countys growth and increasing Currently the growth which was appointed by Com missioners Court to study growth and tourism is con sidering legislation to help alleviate these No specific legislation has yet been recommended to Com missioners Court by the which will selfdestruct in committee members have discussed how a county sales tax or ordinancemaking powers might help the court deal with the Right now the county doesnt have the authority to keep anyone See Page 14 False issue In less than two Mark White will be Governor of To get he sold the people a bill of goods he cant Utilities Manager Bob Sohn said And Sohn is already beginning to feel the To make a campaign promise like I will eliminate the fuel adjustment charge on your utility is totally irrespon sible and Sohn And thats giving White the benefit of the assuming hes not just plain If anyone would know what White ac tually meant when he said that magic campaign promise before the 2 a Utilities manager right the best Sohn could do was Heres what he might eliminate the fuel cost by driving its Sohn blasts Whites pledge to end fuel adjustment identification back into the base and if that what honesty there is in utilities companies will go out the win Sohn The way things are set up theres no way out of being open and honest when it comes to fuel The judicial system decided in 1974 due to the variable costs of that an in justice was being done to utility customers by burying that cost in the base So the fuel charge was to be separated from the base and utility companies had to expose their the manager ex The Public Utility Commission formed in and profits on fuel adjustment charges were declared against the New Braunfels Utilities buys its power from the Lower Colorado River who is under legal direction to report fuel costs without a Were not making money off and neither is Sohn We take our bill from LCRA telling us how much power we and divide the per kilowatt hour cost equally among all our If White takes the fuel cost and gives the PUC the authority to combine it with the base it will mean a step back ward at least 20 Consumers are going to get the same The fuel ad justment charge will still be on that bill Theres something scary about going If the fuel adjustment charge is utility companies will be going to the PUC every three to six months See Page 14 City seeks answer on boat hoist Staff photo by Cindy Richardson The final horn The sounding of a horn often signifies the conclusion of usually a sporting If a horn was to be used to mark the end of another Wurstfest Mike Barkers Alpen horn would probably do Barker played in Das Kleine Zelt on the final The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority has a permit system to control structures built on Lake Dunlap and other water impoundments managed by the The Army Corps of Engineers has authority over projects that involve dredging or filling along streams and All navigable bodies of water are public In this they come under the jurisdiction of the Texas Water a division of the Texas Department of Water But John general manager of the said the Water Safety Act gives some ordinancemaking power to any political subdivision that controls a body such as a Whether or not the city New Braun fels can pass an ordinance to control docks and other riverbank structures is a question your City Attorney should he told the City Council Monday But he doesnt see why the city shouldnt have that The question arose after contractor Michael Flume made a belated request for a permit to build a boat hoist at 494 Rio on the property of The already under construction at the extends 12 feet into the Guadalupe Since the river is narrow at that council members See Page 14