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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas A titan falls HOUSTON AP George Rufus the construction magnate who played an important role in the rise of the political career of the late President Lyndon died Saturday at age Brown and his late molded Brown Root from a small roadbuilding company into one of the largest construction Brown amassed a fortune valued from million to making him one of the wealthiest men in the United Hedied at 3 at Lukes Hospital Brown and Root founder dead at 84 after a brief Brown Root spokesman James Harper said Brown had suffered a heart attack Brown was one of Texas most generous giving millions to Rice University and Southwestern The Brown brothers were instrumental in the rise of Johnson from a freshman congressman representing a sparsely populated Central Texas district to the The son of hardware Brown was born May in His maternal Rufus organized Lee County in central naming it in honor of Robert He was severely injured in a mining accident in and returned to At his mothers Brown was hired by the fledgling contract firm that his brother and Dan had founded in Brown told to open a branch in Houston and one of his first jobs was building a bridge on the San Gabriel River near I didnt know a damned thing about building a he once But Mit Box Inside ISIPL Washi York at Miami Houston Arkansas 60 TCU Baylor 45 CLASSIFIED KALEIDOSCOPE OPINIONS DEAR India Louisvi Virginia 87 Wisconsin Iowa 65 North Carolina Duke 82 Johns Syracuse 57 Texas NBA Pdrtlahd 1 Utah 88 ENTERTAINMENT V HOROSCOPE 16B 4A 63A 3A New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcituno I OO 1C flfi P SUNDAY January 1983 50 cents 16 b bections USPS 377880 Chambers night Dillens claim coveted Besserung award By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Bill and Nan Dillen have given much of themselves to this com munity since they first moved here in Friday night the community through the Chamber of Commerce gave them a little something The Dillens who donated all the furniture that will eventually be displayed in the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture in New Braunfels were named the 1983 recipients of the Besserung which is the Chambers outstanding citizens What else can be asked of in dividuals share their skills a nd talents Dillens have give the time and physical energy in vfpr 4feis cornmuiijty on Chamber happenings It was a night for the serious and the notsoserious at Fridays annual Chamber Top Nan Bill Dillen receive the Besserung award for community The nights theme was whether or not to impeach outgoing President Mitch and Steve Racehorse serving as Saccos argued his case House Speaker Lips seated next to Senate President ProTern Helmuth HasBeen pounds his Staff photos by John Senter then to give the community treasures they have accumulated over many outgoing 1982 Chamber President Mitch Sacco Besserung means community one has done more in community betterment for New Braunfels than Bill and Nan he told the 700plus in attendance at Fridays Chamber Usually the award is given annually to only one individual for out standing dedication to community service and for unselfish devotion to civic Since it was first presented in 1964 only once has the award been given to two indivduals in the same said This the Chamber made an exception and gave one award to two individuals who have shared their life as one and worked for New Braunfels as Sacco prior to announcing the Dillens Thvsctwo people adeptod New Braunfels many years ago and fell in love with its he Those ingredients have caused them to leave a mark on this community that will be enjoyed and appreciated for many generations to In addition to listing the Dillens numerous activities and con Sacco specifically noted the couples involvement with the Museum of Texas Handmade Fur The Dillens have spent a lifetime collecting Texas handmade he They have purchased this collection from their own resources and placed them in a historic home they lovingly Now they are giving to this community the fruits of their years of investment in time and Sacco It has been estimated conservatively that the gift isworth in excess of a half million But the couple wont stop he They are actively involved in helping to raise a Tftainenance fund for what will become the Museum of Texas Handmade he See Page 12A Sacco bows out in Godfather style Friday night was Godfather Mitch Saccos night But as any one of the approximate 740 local citizens present at the Chamber of Commerces annual banquet it wasnt just Sacco who took the Everyone from the State Edmund Kuempel RSeguin Stratemann mayor of New couldnt escape being made fun of by such notables as Senator Foghorn Tom Blunt zer or Ima Knothead What will probably be New Braunfels first and last joint congressional session was staged in the Civic Center Friday night as the theme of this years banquet and annual Chamber Although not easily a little serious business was mixed in with all the ridiculing and general silliness of the Chambers congressional the outgoing 1982 Chamber president who throughout his term of office has been called The God father officially turned over his gavel to incoming 1983 President Donnie Seay whose already been tagged with the nickname Doitall Before he turned over his Sacco in his State of the Chamber address recognized the Chambers accomplishments throughout the presented awards and thanked his chamber Blue Coats and other individuals for their hard This years three Honors Hall nominees Stratemann and Ben Wolle as well as the 1982 Presidents Award received their plaques for their community The surprise award of the evening went to Bill and Nan named this years Besserung Award which is the Chambers outstanding citizens See Page 12A Council faces long agenda Proposed city voting districts will be reviewed once again by the City withaction possibly to be taken Monday And the Landa Recreation Association will ask Council to consider taking over operation of its yearold recreation center in Landa The council will hold an executive session at to discuss legal and personnel then convene in open session at in the council chamber at City The Districting Charter Review Com mittee turned in its recommendation for a new election system in The Mexican American Legal and Education Fund reviewed the re drew a few lines on the districting map and gave its stamp of approval On City Attorney John Chunn pointed out one feature of the plan in his violates a provision of the Texas A repprt on this complication may be forthcoming Monday Michael president of the Landa Recreation will brief the council on the rec centers financial problems and present a proposal for a city run recreation Council will also hear a progress report on the longawaited dredging of the Comal River and consider transferring funds from the 198283 contingency ac count to help pay for the City Manager Delashmutt will give each member a list of streets needing so that the council can set priorities on use of the allotted for street projects from 1983 revenue sharing See Page 12A Education class offers help for smokers By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Some people go cold Others prefer a gradual tapering Either way can as long as youve really made up your mind to do To dowhat To stop of Thats the aim of a free program starting here this under the auspices of Community Education and the American Cancer Its called The sponsors arent promising They All successful exsmokers do it on their But FreshStart does offer constructive tips on how to handle the troubles associated with kicking the plus the moral support of a group of people all trying to quit at And participants cant complain that the guy up front has no idea what theyre going The group facilitator will be Bob an exsmoker The first session will start at in Canyon High The FreshStart booklet says its very important to at tend all four because theres a different lesson to be learned at each On the first the potential quitter will try to determine why he According to FreshStart there are three different ways of being physical addition to habit and psychological A ninepoint questionnaire will help the potential quitter determine which category he falls Some smokers fall into or all ACS knows that many of the people See Page 12A Friday fire Fire Chief Jack Wilson wets down a shed adjacent to a house that caught on fire shortly after 1 Friday on Post Road near IH The located at 1983 Post belongs to Jack It was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no Staff photo by Cindy Richardson one was Cause of the fire is still Fire officials estimate that approximately 75 percent of the structure and its contents were fire or smoke
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