New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 6, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
Election data, Page 2A
New Braunfels. Texas
16 Pages — 2 Sections
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Americans voted today after final campaign appeals in which President Reagan asked for renewal of his conservative mandate, saying "our work is not finished,” while challenger Walter F. Mondale defined the election as a choice between “decency” and “selfinterest.”
Forecasts were that more than 90 million people would cast ballots, and opinion polls were unanimous in predicting that a solid majority would give the Republican president a second four-year term There was rain in the Northwest and along parts of the East Coast, but the forecast w as for good weather tor much of the nation. Early voter turnout was described as fairly heavy rn several Midwestern and Southern states.
Mondale and the vice presidential candidates Republican George Rush and Democrat Geraldine Ferraro were among the early voters tiKia> Reagan was voting later in California Mondale and his family were up early to vote just after the polls opened at the North Oakv Recreation Center on a cool, sunny Minnesota morning. He merely said good morning to reporters, but son Theodore declared. “We’ve taken an early lead in North Oaks.”
Bush and his wife. Barbara, stood in line for 17 minutes in Houston, while Ferraro voted in her neighborhood in Queens. N Y.
“Yes. we’re very optimistic,” she told reporters.' We're going to prove the pollsters wrong ’ She flashed a thumbs up signal Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., the Republican national chairman, told a businessmen's forum in Washington that the GOP’s latest polls, completed Monday night, showed Reagan
Dixville Notch likes Reagan
DIXVILLE NOTCH. N.H (AP) -Dixville Notch voters haven't always been a bellwether of presidential elections, but 29 of them followed the polls early this morning and gave President Reagan his first votes of the 1984 election.
One person gave Democrat Walter Mondale his support in the traditional midnight balloting.
State Republicans’ dreams of a "victory sweep party” got off to a rousing start with Dixville voters giving Gov. John Sununu. Sen. Gordon Humphrey, and Rep Judd Gregg similar support.
Dixville Notch, located in extreme northern New Hampshire, is a community whose maul resources are a rubber company and a resort hotel.
The number of voters hovers around two dozen, usually more vote in the state’s earliest-in-the-nation presidential primary in February when the hotel is busier with ski season. Republicans usually outnumber Democrats 2-1.
The community incorporated only for the purposes of voting and has been casting the nation's first ballots since the early 1970s Before that. Dixville Notch voters competed with those in a yet smaller White Mountains community. Harts lunation.
w Uh a 20 percent lead “We've got a shot at 50” states, he said. but added that Mondale “could win five or six states ” He did not name them.
Former President Jimmy Carter was another early voter today.
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It s going to be sunny and pleasant again today w ith a high in the low 70s, becoming fair and cool tonight with a low in the lower 50s Yesterday’s high was 76 and this morning’s lew was 40. Sunset tonight will be at 5:41 p.m. and tomorrow’s sunrise will be at 6.49 a. mSouth African Riots
At least six blacks were killed today as police tried to break up protests in segregated townships near Johannesburg and the Pretoria in the second day of a strike supported by hundreds of thousands of black workers and students.Today’s clashes brought the two-day casualty toll to 16 dead, at least IO injured and 40 arrested in Transvaal province, the nation’s industrial center See Page 5A
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San Antonio, Carrollton man killed in area accidents
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
An 86-year-old San Antonio man was killed and an Adkms w oman injured in a three-car accident at EM 1604 and Bulverde Road Monday night.
Thomas Newton Johnson. 86. was pronounced dead at Brooke Army Medical Center at 6:80 p m Monday. Carolyn Bradford, 29, of Adkins was treated and released at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio for superficial head injuries.
It was the second area fatality wreck in two days. A Carrollton man was killed rn a motorcycle mishap Sunday on EM 306
A Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said Johnson was driving a 1976 Oldsmobile west on EM BUM when he turned in front of Bradford's 1981 Ford traveling
east on 1604 After colliding with the Ford. Johnson's car. with its wheels locked in a turn position, made a 860-degree turn and collided with the left rear of a 1983 Chevrolet truck traveling behind the Ford
The spokesman added that truck driver Raymond Torres of Kingsbury w as not injured in the accident The three-car accident was investigated by Bexar County DPS troopers George Cisneros and I>eroy Bernal. Johnson’s body was taken to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office A 36-year-old Carrollton man was killed in Comal County Sunday when he lost control of hts motorcycle, fell off and struck a Texas Highway Department “T-intersection” sign on FM 306.
William Nelson Decroix. a machinist from Carrollton, was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 2:50 p.iii
by Peace Justice Howard "Curly” Smith.
A DPS spokeswoman said the accident occurred on FM 306, two-tenths of a mile east of U.S. Highway 281. Decroix w as traveling westbound on 306 at a high rate of speed He passed another vehicle, lost control and his motorcy cle drove off the road. Decroix fell off and struck the sign
The motorcy cle rider was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred The helmet caught on the sign and broke his neck, the spokeswoman added.
Decroix was Comal County 18th traffic fatality this year Comal County DPS trooper Hershel Brantley investigated tin accident, assisted by New Braunfels DPS Sgt James Holder The victim’s body was taken to Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, and later transferred to Carrollton.Assault suspect nabbed outside Holiday Inn
By DANA STELL Staff writer
Four women and two male passers-by thwarted the escape attempt of a 32-year-old New Braunfels man Sunday morning after he allegedly assaulted a woman in a room rn the Holiday Inn on IU 35 East.
Jesse Farias of No. 2, 1080 Highway 81 East, was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony. He was released from Comal County Jail Sunday on $7,500 bond.
New Braunfels Police Det. John Villarreal said five women from Corpus Christi were orepanng to check out of their motel room about IO Sunday morning. “There was a local man out for his jog and he made his way up < to the second floor),” Villarreal said. “According to the girls, he was there for a while
watching them” as they loaded their car.”
Four of the women, all in their early 20s. went downstairs to the car. The suspect. Villarreal said, grabbed the remaining girl from rear, covered her mouth, and tried to force here further into the room.
"She screamed and broke loose and ran and he ran too,” the detective said. “Some girls blocked hts path on the stairs and yelled to another < male) customer out there.”
Villarreal said the man and four girls were joined by another male passer-by, and the group restrained Farias and “escorted him to the lobby.”
Villarreal said Farias was taken into custody for assault, but after witness interviews, he was charged with burglary of a habitation.
The girl suffered a cut Up in the incidentCommerce Savings to take Woodlands
The Woodlands Country Club ut Canyon Lake will soon have a new owner — Commerce Savings Association.
The association will take over operation of the facility, which includes a golf course and country club, within 30 days. John Steen, Commerce Savings substitute trustee, said Friday
The move headed off a scheduled foreclosure sale which was to have been held this afternoon at the County Courthouse Had no agreement been reached, all assets of the Woodlands would have been sold to the highest bidder
located off FM 2673 near Starkville, the Woodlands had been in default of a $3 5 million loan since August. Two earlier foreclosure sales liad been postponed w hile negotiations continued.
Steen said the agreement, which was finalized in the last few days, “sets a framework for the orderly acquisition” of the Woodlands.
“It will be business as usual,” he said “There should be no inconvenience (toclub members).”
He said Commerce Savings will continue to honor current memberships
The property involved in the transfer includes the country club and Wallagher Properties, owned by Jerry Walker and George Gallagher.
Waiting to vote
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The line was outside the door this morning at Faith United Church of Christ
Mon>n/ ti tmoi it XComal Pollin9 Places nedvy turnuuy draw big early crowds
Bv DANA STELL Staff writer
As was expected, people are turning out in record numbers to cast their votes in today s general election.
Poll workers say the lines, which formed before the booths opened at 7 a in , have been long all morning “It’s been a pretty steady turn-out,” said Virgil Calkins, election judge at Canyon High School, precinct 20 "They've been lined up since before 7.”
Twenty-three persons had cast their ballots at Cany on High School by 7:15 this morning and
by 10:30. about 190 had done so.
Early-morning long lines snaked out the doors and down sidewalks at Faith United Church of Christ (precinct 17i. Some voters at Cross Lutheran Church activities center ! precinct 21 arrived at the polls at 6:45 In Startzville. the lines are "a mile long,” said election judge l^aVerne Cudabac. “They're still long." said Cudabac, who reported that 450 persons in that community had voted by IO: 15 today A steady attendance by voters on the west end amounted to 127 votes by 10:15 this morning, according to election judge Pat Hernandez at l>one Star School, precinct 7 He said
a total ut 255 persons voted in the May primary Even precincts with traditionally low turnout have experienced a rush today — Dolly Goll, election judge at precinct 5 (Bracken Fire Station reported that 310 persons had voted bv IO: IO
In the 1980 general election, a total of 640 persons in the Bracken and Garden Ridge area voted
And at IO 30 this morning at Smithson Valley High. 91 persons had voted and the turn-out there "is unusual for this precinct,” said election judge Donna Jones Voting continues tt>day until 7 p.m. in the 23 Comal County election precincts.