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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Locals remember news of surrender By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Three local tnen who served in the Texas National Guard Infantry Division remember Victory Day in Europe on May They were When I heard Germany had I grabbed the first bottle I could find and started Ixnvis Coldeway It was truly a jubilant day when it was all We had our but we were fortunate because we were coming Hugo Nowotny said he been asleep wrapped up in some blankets on the back of a wrecker In those I fit pretty nice in between these two tool Nowotny They came by and said the war was and rny first thought Damn Im out of a Then I think I went back to Clinton Ludwig said he knew the war was over on May That was three days before Nazi Germany formally signed the surrender papers and ended a war that began with the invasion of Poland on I was a guard and interrupter for the We were sitting outside an infantry and we heard some Ludwig He got on the radio and asked who was and some guys said they were just shooting up some ammo off the side of a He promptly told them to cease He There are no more and thats when I knew the war was To mark the 40th anniversary of V E Coldeway and others spent half the morning setting out American flags to mark the He also said the local Post 7110 has a old dogtag party planned tonight after its regular Were supposed to bring any piece of old equipment from the war and any clothing that will still Were See Page 3A The Axis empire 5rs t Area of control j i June r I May 410 M053 MITCH BOX TX 75245 272 Europe recalls agony of war Chicntjo inbuno Wljlll Mi IltilM By THC ASSOCIATED PRESS years after it Europeans recalled the agony of World War II today with pomp honoring President Reagan in tributes to veterans in the Soviet modest ceremonies in Britain and mixed feelings among the Late on May Nazi Germany ending the war that began with the invasion A Poland on religious services and other memorials were planned throughout a city on the border with West Germany that has been in the middle of several wars between the two greeted the anniversary in a festive preparing for Reagans Store windows were decked with American and French flags and a flag flew from the main flagpole at city Forty years after the heavy twoway traffic flows across the Rhine River bridge linking Strasbourg with West Shoppers and workers cross the border and the ancient city is popular with German In a pollster said a silent majority of the West Ger mans see nothing worth com memorating in In a survey by the Allensbac Institute for 58 percent of the people polled nationwide voiced surprise at the lengthy debate at home and abroad over how to commemorate the The debate started months as politicians argued whether it was primarily a day of liberation or a day of for the Todays ceremonies in Bonn in clude a speech by West German President Richard von Weizsaecker in Parliament and an ecumenical service in Cologne French commemoration of the anniversary started Tuesday when Premier Laurent Fabius visited the See Page 12A Hays 0 Cougars Billies 4 Southsido Rangers 5 New Braunfels Herald New Texas 91 Wednesday 1985 25 Cents 32 Pages3 Sections France AP President Reagan marked the 40th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe today by asserting that the Soviet Union is undermining the worlds nuclear stability by developing a landbased missile clearly designed to strike In a televised speech to the European the president was heckled by several protesters sitting in members seats who pounded their hands on their desks and held up banners reading Hands Off Nicaragua and Cruise No Pershing a reference to mediumrange missiles in Reagan ignored the protesters at but responded when a chorus of boos and deskpounding greeted his declaration there were Soviet ef forts to profit from and stimulate regional conflicts in Central Reagan grimaced and They havent been I During a noisy outburst about midway through his leftist parliamentarians about onethird of Reagans audience walked out of the assembly Reagan smiled and You Ive learned something Maybe if I talk long enough in my own some of those will walk Planners say no to signs on tracts ByDANAOVERSTREET Staff writer Citing the possible high cost and the extra duties of city Planning and Zoning Commission has decided not to address the issue of placing notification signs on property proposed for It just isnt a viable thing to said Planning Commission chairman David Hartmann Tuesday There are too many unanswered And youve got to consider the city staffing City Council last month asked the Commission to review the idea of placing large signs on newlyannexed city tracts which come up for rezoning When the Commission plans to rezone city the planning department places public notices in the paper and on the and also mails certified letters to residents within a 200foot surrounding residents are not sent a letter when the The audience erupted in loud ap Reagan had to raise his voice at times to make himself heard over the demonstrators To make matters the TelePrompTer that Reagan was using to read his speech failed forcing him to use handheld cue Immediately to his a member waved a red cloth banner urging a nuclear Another held up a poster reading No Star a reference to Reagans spacebased antimissile defense The president hailed the liberation of Europe from tyrants who had seized this continent and plunged it into a terrible and the 40 years of uninterrupted peace that have followed VK While warning of a dangerous new turn in a Soviet nuclear the president also sent Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev an anniversary message asking him to join in working to overcome the dif ferences between us and make progress toward world peace and eliminating nuclear weapons from the face of the White House spokesman Larry Speakes said Washington and Moscow previously had agreed to exchange VE Day but for unknown none had arrived from the Inside Water Watch Canyon OMTI outflow tdwurds AquiUf Canyon I ikeluvcl 266dslup8i 4fi6 down 36i cfs 64 76Ulown USi 902 66 Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy through tonight with a 30 percent chance of turning sunny and warm on Winds will be from the south at 510 miles per hour becoming light and easterly tonight and increasing to 510 mph on Todays high will reach the mid with a low tonight in the mid 60s CLASSIFIED 811B COMICS See Page 12A CROSSWORD DEARABBY DEATHS ENTERTAINMENT FOOD HOROSCOPE 2C 3A 3B 3A 1C 111 5B OPINIONS SPORTS STOCKS WEATHER 4A 89A 2A 2C 3A ZFITJNd Solid base A worker adjusts one of the steel rein forcing cylinder at MBank con struction site on Main These contraptions will be used to reinforce the concrete piers for the which jfjan recently adjacent to the hanks esent facility on the Plazo At your service Taxpayer opposes Servicemaster plan at NBISD meeting HOMAS board school districts nationwide and The need for outside contractors By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A New Braunfels ISD taxpayer opposed the hiring of a maintenance and janitorial management which outlined its plan to the districts board Brooks brought some facts and numerous questions about Servicemaster and its three year contract proposal to the school board Tuesdays study session on the Servicemaster contract took no The contract will be voted on in the next regular board Using the present years budget and projections f next years the contract guarantees a set price for maintenance personnel salaries and outside the company representative which serves 175 school districts nationwide and seven in would save money uii supplies and equipment because the company buys its and the quantities that the firm can order gives them price company representative Larry Hall The company started out serving hospitals and has expanded into schools in the past five Hall It has contracts with more than 1 institutions and The need for outside contractors is cut in half because Servicemaster puts its companys backup staff of engineers at the resident managers Hall its cleaning products and equipment do not include a markup for the mid In these areas the company makes its Brooks wanted to know how much See Page 12A CISD superintendent drops in to hear proposal Superintendent Bill Brown of Comal ISD attended the New Braunfels ISD board meeting Tuesday to gather information about Servicemaster for his schou In a telephone interview this morning Brown commented on why he had come and what he had lear I just came to hear the guy Larry representing Superintendent Charles Bradberry and I talked about it before and I was interested in hearing them Brown had attended a vocational agriculture banquet earlier in the evening arid decided to go by the New Braunfels ISD meeting to listen to the presentation by the janitorial and maintenance management Brown said he had no immediate plans to have Servicemaster come to Comal but I think its my obligation to find every way possible to save taxpayers money as long as it doesnt effect yuur employees ad The only part of the contract that bothered Brown was the threeyear I would not want to be bound to a threeyear 1 wanted to ask more about If it isnt saving us money in one I want to be able to get out of he Brown has had some experience with maintenance A district he once worked for bought a new air conditioning and maintenance became an expensive It was going to cost us to hire someone qualified to keep that type of cooling system Brown So we ended up pur chasing a maintenance contract from the company that installed And they didnt make any money off of us the first he They had to come out a just breaking it That was a good solution for us and I think the people over there at New Braunfels are smart to look into LILLIAN THOMAS
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