New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas
Mc of lim Center Comp, r• v, Box 45^36 callas, 'fexaa 75235Carter, Reagan campaign in key states
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Carter and Ronald Reagan played to the crowds in pivotal electoral states Saturday in end-of-campaign theatrics that featured a walk-on by Gerald R. Ford and a prediction of a Reagan landslide by Richard M. Nixon.
With the 1980 presidential campaign all but over, Carter was talking in cosmic terms as he sought to persuade Texans to give him another four years in the White House.
Saying he wanted to continue his quest for peace through strength and with controls on nuclear arms, Carter observed:
“When Americans went to the moon and turned their eyes back to Earth, we saw our planet for what it is: a beautiful, fragile
spaceship in which all of us — all four billion of us — must travel together. ... The sooner we stop fighting each other and start fighting these common enemies of the whole human species, the more likely all of us will be to survive and prosper.”
Carter’s speech was billed as an outline of his hopes for the future, but the inference was clear: that the world would be safer with him — rather than Reagan — in the White House.
Carter campaigned in Houston, Brownsville, San Antonio, Abilene and Fort Worth.
The president drew the biggest San Antonio crowd of the fall campaign at the Alamo, telling. Democrats, “I need you” next Tuesday. It was estimated at 10,000 by local Democratic official Alice Trevino, less than the estimated
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‘25,000 who attended Carter’s Alamo rally in 1976.
The stopovers in San Antonio and Brownsville were to get out the Mexican-American vote, which Texas I^and Commissioner Bob Armstrong said is essent'al to Carter’s reelection bid in the state. “We need to get... over 60 percent,” he said.
The former California governor chose to focus on the economy — his favorite theme
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as he stumped Michigan with Ford, the former president, as his campaign partner.
Reagan said Carter inherited a sound economy from Ford.
“All Jimmy Carter had to do is to follow the lead Gerry Ford had given him but he didn’t have the smarts,” Reagan said.
“Jimmy Carter is a four-year phenomenon,” Ford told a chilled crowd gathered in front of the Battle Creek train station. “He won’t be around.”
Meanwhile, the top spokesmen for Reagan and Carter were venturing their views on how the drama will end on Election Day.
Lyn Nofziger, Reagan’s chief .spokesman, said of the candidate: “He won’t talk about winning, but he’s feeling pretty good."
Nofziger reflected the optimism of the
Reagan camp as the campaign neared an end. With uncertain reports originating from Tehran, where 52 Americans remain the captives of Iranian militants, he said: “The Only thing sitting out there is that hostage thing.”
Jody Powell, Carter’s press secretary, was told he appeared to be “talking openly about defeat.”
“That would be a gross oversimplification of what I said,” the White House press secretary told reporters.
Nixon, who resigned the White House at the height of the Watergate scandal in August 1974, played prognosticator, saying Reagan will get 351 electoral votes, 81 more than needed to oust Carter.
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The opening of Wurstfest was a treat for fun-loving people of all ages Plenty of food, drink and music swelled the Wursthalle and grounds as
people from faraway places joined local residents in commemorating the German heritage of New Braunfels.
Wurstfest off to slower, quieter start
By PATRICIA YZNAGA Staff writer
Beer sales are down and the streets don’t seem as crowded as they were last year, but Wurstfest is running as smoothly as ever.
“We’re doing very, very well,” Betty Gest, cochairwoman of the New Braunfels Art league Wurstfest show at 353 S. Seguin Ave., said Saturday afternoon. “We have a nice, flowing crowd,” she said, adding that art sales were better than they were last year.
Moving Gartenfest from the Hinman House on Casten Avenue to the Schmitz Hotel on Main Plaza may be the reason for its success, Charline Whipple, a worker in the pantry section of Gartenfest, said.
“We’re doing wonderful here,” she said. “Much better than when we were over there < Casten Avenue).”
Gartenfest seems to be attracting more people than before Whipple said, because, “We’re right on the square. People didn’t know we were over there (on Casten Avenue). They didn’t look down that street that much.”
“What pleases me is that local people are taking an interest,” Marion Peterson, another pantry worker, said. “People are coming back. One young lad came in here and bought six packages of cookies. He smiled and said You remember me’. He’s been coming down every year for about three years and he’s going into the service and he said, Well, I’ll see you in three years.’ You know, when you’re 28, three years seems like nothing but when you’re my age, you’ll never know if you’ll be around when he comes back”
Friday night’s crowd was smaller than expected, Donnie Seay, president of the Wurstfest Association, said, but the association expects between 175,000 and 180,000 visitors during the week.
“It (visitor count) has been increasing IO to 15 percent for the last five years,” he said.
Beer sales for Friday were also lower, equaling approximately one-third of last year’s sales for the same time, a Wurstfest Association member said. Saturday’s beer sales were also slow, he added.
First aid stations at the Wurstfest grounds were quiet Saturday afternoon, Bill Faulkner, an emergency care attendant, said.
Their business increases after nightfall with people falling down, “pushing sausage sticks into somebody else, stuff like that,” Faulkner said. “Too much alcohol, too,” he added “This is my third year,” he said. “Before when I worked here they had those kiss me buttons and that caused fights, but since they’ve eliminated all those it’s been fine,” he explained. “I’ve had to go up to people in the tent and ask them not to smoke, expecting some smart remarks, but they’ve been real nice.”
Mullins leads in spending
By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer
Judging by the amount of money raised and spent, this year’s race for Comal County sheriff between incumbent Walter Fellers and challenger John Mullins is the hottest among a handful of local political contests.
The other candidates for justice of the peace or precinct constable positions — and not all of them have opponents - are spending considerably less than Deir.dbrat fetters and Republican Mullins, according to contribution and expenditure statements filed with the county clerk’s office Tuesday.
Many of the candidates are raising less than they spend, according to the statements. The documents must be filed 30 days before the election, seven days before, and 30 days after.
The law is the same for primary elections, so each candidate’s file folder gets pretty thick by this time of year. In many cases, however, the documents show no money raised, little or no money spent.
Not so with Sheriff Fellers and the man who wants his job, John Mullins. Fellers has raised $1,920 and spent $960, a good part of it during the May 8 primary campaign.
Mullins, by far the top spender among local candidates, has dispensed $4,694. He has raised $1,506. And he didn’t have to worry about an opponent in the Republican primary, so all of that money has been focused on the General Election Nov. 4.
Fellers has relied mainly on contributions (rom individuals. His two biggest benefactors, Leroy Neuse and Glenn McConnell, were good for $200 apiece, according to the statement filed 30 days after the primary, when
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Fellers beat challenger Julio Espinoza for the Democratic nomination.
Five other contributions of $100, five $50 gifts, one $60, and $710 iii contributions smaller than $50 account for Fellers’ total.
Mullins has benefited from the campaign war chest of the Republican Women’s Club of Canyon Lake, which gave him $600, and that of the Comal County Republican Women’s Club * based in New Braunfels), which donated $350 Con iii County Republican Chairman Charles Berger gave Mullins $100. Tile remaining $456 in reported contributions came from individual gifts of $50 or less, his statement indicated.
Fellers’ largest reported expenditure was $428 for campaign matches, emery hoards and pens from National Imprint Co., a Fort lauderdale, Flu. firm.
Mullins’ single greatest expense was $1,385 for ads and printing from the weekly (tin yon l.ukt Tun« s Other expenditures included a total of $1,362 for commercials on New Braunfels radio .station KGNB-KNBT and $1,021 for postage. National Imprint Co., benefiting from both sides, was paid $531 for campaign materials Tin; race between Republican I Wister W. Jonas and Democrat C A "Smitty” Smith for the office of Precinct 3 constable has both men spending more than they’re taking in. according to the statements.
Jonas reported zero contributions and expenditures of $1,377 I some of it being spent before the primary), while Smith reported contributions of $150 and expenditures of $590.
Harold Krueger, justice of the peace for Precinct I, has spent $509 with no contributions in his re-election bid against Republican challenger Bemus Glenn Jackson.
Jackson reported a $350 donation from the Comal County Republican Women, plus $64 in contributions of $10 or less, for a total of $414. His single expenditure was $450 for ads iii the HemUt Z*Hung.
The statements of justice of the peace, Precinct 4 candidates Carrel Matheny and Howard “Curly” Smith show similarly low-key spending. Smith’s only contribution of $200 was labeled simply, “Republican Party,” while Matheny, on the Democratic
See MULLINS, Page 16AIranian Parliament convenes on hostages
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Iranian Parliament convened Sunday and obtained a quorum to begin its longawaited public debate on the fate of the American hostages, a spokesman said.
The parliamentary spokesman, reached by telephone from Beirut, said the hostage issue was the only item on the agenda, but procedural questions were being discussed first.
There were 187 deputies on hand, seven more than the 180 required for a quorum, when
Speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani convened the session, which began with a reading from the Koran, the Moslem holy book.
Mohammad Yazdi, a member of the special parliamentary commission set up to set conditions for the release of the Americans, was the first deputy to speak. He delivered a brief statement on the philosophy of Islam and its teachings before the formal hostage debate got under way.
On Saturday, one Iranian legislator predicted the Majlis, or Parliament, would announce conditions for releasing the hostages, who
began their 365th day in captivity Sunday.
The last scheduled session, Thursday, was canceled after a boycott by many Moslem hard-line legislators cut attendance below a quorum. The protesting deputies said any action on the hostages could help President Carter in the U.S. presidential elections on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the militants holding the hostages called Saturday for a “grand demonstration” and “a program” at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of the Americans’ capture.
“November 4 is the day of conquering, occupying and smashing the hideout of the great Satan (the United States) in the land of Islam,” the militants declared, referring to then seizure of the mission last year.
In Washington, Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie denied a published report that a bargain had been struck on the hostage issue and said further negotiations with the Iranian authorities probably would be needed even if the Parliament decided to free the Americans.
Resolution of the hostage situation won
support from the newspaper of the Islamic Republican Party which controls about 70 percent of the 288 Majlis seats. The newspaper said prolonging the debate “would not bring benefits to our people.”
Tehran Radio on Saturday carried a lengthy commentary criticizing the “Zionist and imperialist propaganda machinery” for implying that “Iran is moving ... towards dependence or the West.” It said the “Western world has launched the most intense propaganda, awaiting the release of the hostages.”