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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                4A New Braunfels January Dave General Manager Robert editor Andy Rooney Not everyone has lost the gift of conversation The best conversationalists are people whose stories or ideas have a definite beginning and a definite The bores are the ones who talk on and on without ever making a The other night we had Pranas I an old to dinner and I got thinking afterward that hes one of the best conversationalists I He has original serious thoughts and usually punctuates them with a twist that makes everyone Pranas lives a monastic existence on the coast of painting huge canvases of abstract art and living off the fish he the vegetables he grows and themushrooms he finds in the He buys an occasional bottle of ketchup toward the end of winter when the things he froze dont taste as good as they did when they were He can he on a Pranas left Lithuania as a young man 30 years ago and he still speaks with a heavy He uses the English language with great direct ness but with very little regard for traditional When he speaks theres no doubt about what he although the words are never arranged the way I would have arranged He is already going for long time with this Pranas will say of President Ven vill it do something except bad Remember When 10 years ago today New year baby Stephanie first Comal County arrival of was born 17 minutes into the New Year at McKciuia Memorial She is the daughter of and Pedro She was expected to be a tax arriving in mid she is the winner of all the baby contest prizes awarded by Hi local Although construction plans came to a near standstill in the city recorded its best building year during Total permits issued in 1972 were as compared with for The land evaluation equalization program is running about 3545 days behind according to Judge Max County land is being reevaluated by Veltman Associates in a program which was scheduled to be completed by but the was told during last weeks Thursday meeting that there would be a delay in the Over in prizes will be awarded tj Texas Junior Miss if 1973 and the four runnersup at the annual pageant which begins Sunday with the arrival of 26 contestants from around the New Braunfels representative in the pageant is Claudia Canyon Lake Bank has received final approval from the federal government and will open its doors for the first time for total business Harrison Preston is chairman of the Victories over Richfield and Jef ferson and losses to Central Catholic and Roosevelt pushed the New Braunfels Unicorns season basketball record to The Unicorns defeated Richfield 5551 and Jefferson but lost 7371 to Central Catholic and 5440 to Leroy Baerwald scored 110 points for New Braunfels in the four including a season high 45 against the The Canyon Cougarettes won two close games this beating Karnes City 4140 and Dripping Janet Link was high scorer against Dripping Springs with 22 while Sharlene Sahm led the way against Karnes City with 25 years ago today Approval of the million Yorks Creek Watershed flood control project by the United States Bureau of the Budget was announced Tuesday by John Young in a telegram to the Herald and The project calls for Hi flood control structures in Hays and Guadalupe counties and 19 miles of Purchases of 1957 poll taxes numbered 840 us of according to Deputy Tax Collector Harry The total number of poll taxes issued amounted to of 433 were issued on Out of the 233 marriage licenses issued in 1957 in Comal the traditional month for led the way with 29 licenses according to statistics from County Clerk Otto Kohdes Hearing a police radio broadcast of a stolen car report while at the police station to procure a bicycle Sidney of 321 hopped on his bicycle and returned later with the stolen vehicles license number written on his He had remembered seeing a vehicle mat ching the police description near his Police recovered the and the owner gave Sidney a Bill a 210pound guard on the Texas Lutheran College football was named to the AllpTexas College mythical football squad picked by the Dallas Morning Lehman was a foursport letterman at New Braunfels High The New Braunfels Unicorns won both games scheduled during the Christinas defeating Luling 6331 and Pleasanton Center Tumlinson was the high point man against Luling with while Buske led the Unicorns with 23 against 50 years ago today BULLETIN A flash from United Press at today follows Mass UP Calvin Coolidge died suddenly of heart disease at this He had lived in retirement since he left the White House March Health had been good and had caused no concern as far as had been A program featuring New Braunfels talent will be given over radio station KTSA every according to an Tonights program will feature Dorothy EhliHger and Homa Koepp singing a group of selected Lee accompanist and Benno According to information received at the Herald office up to this present it appears that little miss Grace Timmermaiui will probably have the distinction of being the first baby born in Comal County in 1933 and be the recipient of the many gifts which the New Braunfels merchants will welcome the first comer of the new Grace arrived here only six hours and 30 minutes after that other Master Bertha ushered little miss Timmermann into this She is the daughter of and Ottomar Four new officials were among the 20 county officials who were sworn in at the Courthouse All of the officers took the oath from County Clerk Richard with the ex ception of Ludwig was sworn into office by the deputy Miss The four new officers who will serve Comal County for the coming term are county judge Hugo 1 Justice of the Peace 6 and Herbert Con I have never liked Pranass pain but I think thats more my shortcoming than I simply dont understand the ideas hes trying to express with his shapes and Ive never dismissed him as a because I assume he has as many good times when hes painting as when hes Putall the MX missiles one am puck on a remote island in the Pacific he Make them so they could be shot off by remote control from someplace Tell the Russians exactly where the island Keep a few nuclear weapons on board submarines and heavy If the Russians ever declare war on theyd first have to destroy that island with all our missies sixpacked on Our missiles would be destroyed but no American would be killed and no city would be but at the instant the island was wed know we were at war with Russia and we could strike with our other Everything at dinner reminds Pranas La pa of a He has a Lithuanian friend who exchanges letters with her family in her Russian dominated The letters are often so the woman arranged a code with her They pictures with their If the picture shows the family things are going If the family is things are not so Last time she get Pranas they are lying on We had wine with dinner and even that reminded Pranas of a A summer neighbor of Roger is one of the fine chegs in America and owner of La Caravelle Restaurant in New Roger in vited several other chefs to Maine for a weekend and Pranas was asked to One of the a reknowned wine had brought several rare old bottles of When the first bottle was each guest tasted Some expressed doubt about the not wishing to offend their friend who had brought withheld their When the chef who had brought the wine tasted he quickly spit it Undrinkable vinegar he A second bottle was Each chef tasted it and their reaction was good this Then the expert who brought it swished it around in his he One of the best I have ever Pranas said at our dinner I taste both 1 try first then I cannot toll dif Both same He roars with If every table had a con versationalist like we wouldnt need ts THW irr DONT ID SlOPMEl ICAH Jack Anderson Two workers died gruesome deaths from allegedlysafe pesticide In another foxinthehcnhouse horror Reagan administration regulatory officials have dragged their feet for a year on an urgent recommendation to ban a deadly poison that was used to spray California fruit during the Medfly The Environmental Protection Agencys top toxicsubstances of John used to be an adviser to a group funded by the chemical Hes the one who pronounced the pesticide ethylene or EDB far safer than smoking a single Yet two California chemicalplant workers died in September from exposure to The two who had entered an empty EDB storage were overcome within seconds and died gruesome deaths within a few Every organ system in their body said Richard a state health They turned bright Their skin fell were rotting before they Wade said that a potent human attacks the nucleus of a It he literally a Wade noted that the two workmen were exposed to a pretty weak solution of the chemical about 200 parts per Thats 10 times the allowable federal ex posure unions and scientists at the prestigious National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health have urged the government at least to strengthen the federal EDB exposure standard to no At the dust has been gathering on a December 1980 position document that recom mended an immediate ban on the use of EDB on stored and a phaseout of its use as a fruit spray by July A decision is finally ex pected sometime next But a year when EDB was used as a Medfly Todhunter poohpoohed the pesticides danger to workers and consumers though National Cancer Institute studies had shown it to be a potent In a handwritten memo seen by my associate John Todhunter put down the danger of a single exposure to EDB as 100 times less than the risk of smoking one cigarette in your This rosy assessment was con tradicted in an internal memo by a top EPA Adrian who also informed the California health agency that the federal EDB exposure standard of 20 parts per million was not I do not know of any regulated he which had produced as many malignant tumors of a very unusual variety in laboratory Theres another federal agency that should be concerned about EDB the Occupational Safety and Health Administration but unfortunately for workers in chemical plants and OSHA has been as relaxed as the EPA about the deadly The agency has been considering a rule change on EDBs handling for more than a Even prodding by Donald assistant surgeon general in charge of the safety and health in failed to move OSHA off its bureaucratic An OSHA source told my reporter James Crawford that OSHA and the EPA are still squabbling over which agency has jurisdiction over which The donothing attitude of OSHA and EPA officials suits EDBs Dow just Dow insists that the stuff is virtually harmless and needs no ceiling limit Dows submission to OSHA explained Setting a ceiling limit is only required when an acute exposure has been demonstrated to produce an adverse irreversible health effect or is lifethreatening such is not the case with As the two California deaths made appallingly such is precisely the case with Footnote As I reported last Todhunter is the EPA official who ordered an agency scientist to tone down a report that showed for maldehyde fumes were cancer The scientist refused to twist the and eventually Danish Invasion will soon get worth of foreign aid from Denmark under a deal worked out with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel Danish engineers will set up a demonstration district heating project in recycling heat that would otherwise be wasted to homes and offices through a network of underground steam American competitors are un derstandably melancholy over the Danes success in penetrating the Though Richard an industry doesnt fault the Danes for their excellent selling job at he argues that the agency should push with equal vigor for a national policy to support district heating projects in Northern HUD official Stewart who invited the Danes said that the Columbus project should benefit and Danish manufacturers he Nobodys looking a gift horse in the if the Danes want to put half a million dollars into God bless Confidential File As a revolutionary who orchestrated his governments overthrow from the Ayatollah Khomeini is un derstandably nervous about Iranians living He particularly wants to keep tabs on Iranian students in this the Iranian Interest Section in Washington sent letters to various colleges requesting in formation on any and all Iranian students not just their but the addresses of their families in One outraged Marvin Farbstein of Hood College in pointed out that federal law forbids giving out such information without the students   

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