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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                2A New Texas Humana January Researchers up Good temperatures for superconducting Continued from Page 1A LESLIE New Braunfels Area Humane Society employee Elizabeth Kelly really wants someone to adopt a Border Collie mix who already has had its Shad and other adoptable pets are at the animal 1920 The society also is continuing its annual food drive and is tak ing donations of dry dog and cat food and cat Donation boxes are set out at both Wuests and donations can be taken to the Hours are 10 to 4 Friday and Saturday noon to 6 HOUSTON AP Two groups of scientists say increases they achiev ed in the temperature at which super conductivity occurs could some day mean billions of dollars in savings for electricity a phenomenon in which electricity can pass through electrical conductors without was originally thought to occur only at temperatures close to absolute or minus degrees the point at which the normal motion of molecules In 1973 scientists achieved super conductivity at minus degrees On Paul a physics professor at the University of announced that he and his assistants raised the temperature to minus 387 And at Bell Laboratories in Murray researchers achieved minus Bob director of chemical and physics said This has such great Chu said at a news ad ding that he believed the temperature could be raised even Advances in superconductivity could eventually be used in many including the generation of fu sion energy and the storage and transmission of electrici Chu Because almost 116 power would be lost in transmission through a super conducting power power plants could some day be built long distances from the people they 6ynes Cooling conductors to achieve superconductivity is expensive and technologically Scientists hope that by raising the temperature at which superconductivity they can make superconductivity cheaper and easier to Superconductivity already is being Weather New Years Day in New Braunfels will be partly cloudy and cold with north winds near 15 The National Weather Service forecast for Friday calls for mostly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of The early morning low will be in the mid 30s and the afternoon high will reach the mid Temperatures near Canyon Lake and in the Hill Country will be a bit lower with Friday mornings low dropping to the lower The holidy weekend will be mostly cloudy with a chance of Texas Forecast South Texas Highs Thursday in the 50s north to the 60s Lows tonight near 30 Hill Country to the mid 40s extreme North Texas Partly but cool Highs West Texas Mostly cloudy areawide Colder areawide tonight and Isolated showers far west on Lows tonight upper teens Panhandle to up per 20s Concho Valley except middle Ms Big Bend Highs Thurs day middle 40s to middle Texas Weather Pleasant weather was in store for most of Texas today Forecasts called for partly cloudy skies over most of the state and pleasant weather Football fans are having no pro blems with the weather at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas with mostly sunny skies and slightly cooler Highs are expected to reach into the mid 50s and there was no mention of Mostly sunny skies were forecast statewide Highs will be in the 40s over portions of West the lower 60s in South Lake Dunlap Trotline By CAROL ANN AVERY Correspondent Gary son of and Gary Gaston had his tonsils removed Wednesday on an outpatient Gary is back home and doing Coonie Mills bagged a 4 pointer this last weekend that dressed out at 74 pounds looking forward to tasting a bit of the sausage or maybe a deer and Dave McDougall had the honors of having their son home from Leonardwood where he is in basic as well as the rest of the 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren home for the Richard Morman visited relatives in Houston for Christmas and has returned safely for the New Years celebrations here in Lake Charles and Tammy Mills are hosting her brother from Corpus The Riverbend Security Patrol was started in Reports are that it is still going strong and things have really quieted Much less vandalism and fewer teens on streets late at The patrol covers all of the Riverbend The successful efforts of this patrol has arroused interest from Harber Lake Shores and Lakewood Shadows in either starting their own patrol or assisting in the Riverbend patrol and extending the territory covered to include their Troy Woolf who heads the organiza tion is a retired police officer from Franklin son of and Donald Pitts of Zipp Lane is one of 2 members of the Junior Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire For Christmas Mills gave Franklin fireman The junior members meet with the firefighters and drill on Tuesday part of their duties are to serve the firefighters tea or coffee and help clean up and maintain the The boys really enjoy the End of the year stats for the Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department are Total alarms 34 Mobile home fires 5 other structures 7 grass fires 13 car fires 2 smoke scares 3 trash fires 3 medical emergencies Alarms attributed to fireworks 6 fires still under in vestigation Hours spent train 487 manhours were spent at and 220 manhours spend investigating Eight men were certified during the and 3 minor injuries were in There was one minor acci dent involving 1986 was a very busy year for a very small volunteer fire Fishing was pretty even for the holiday But next week I expect it to be even Call me with your fish 6259144 or Economy Furniture OPEN TODAY 15 1 YEAR FREE FINANCING fin CASH DISCOUNTS applied in super highspeed trains and the use of nuclear resonance for medical Research in superconductivity by Chu and Bell Laboratories is schedul ed to be published in January in Physical Review a physics Both Chu and Dynes said more research is needed before the find can be Chu said he did not know how long it would take to develop practical Chu used a lanthanumbarium copperoxide conducting subjected it to pressure of a few hun dred thousand pounds per square inch and used liquid helium to cool scientists hope to use liquid which is cheaper and better at said Roy dean of natural science at the Univer sity of Liquid nitrogen has a temperature of minus At Bell the process did not involve continuous Dynes Attorney George Indig said Bell officials did not want to divulge specifics of the process to preserve patent In an International Business Machine group in observed superconduc tivity at about minus 390 But that was an uncontrolled experiment and the scientists were unable to repeat Weinstein Obituaries Ella Erfurt Services are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Ella Erfurt of 1325 died 31 at McKenna Memorial The tourist industry in New Braunfels brought In about million in Purdum noted that tourism still ranks behind manufac turing and payroll as the citys top revenueproducing Tourist promotion in the Dallas Fort Worth area paid off this the chamber executive We recently began marketing those areas just by chance and it paid off for he noting that New Braunfels already annually reaps tourist dollars from visitors from the Houston and coastal Purdum said that oil economy declines in that region would have hurt the local tourist scene had it not been for promotions in other We didnt know then what the economy was going to he mentioning the chambers promo If the state economy hurt it didnt hurt us He said that San Antonio has in re cent years begun acknowledging New Braunfels as an asset to its tourism promotions and he expects New Braunfels to reap some rewards through a major event happening in San Antonio late next The Pope is set to visit San Antonio 13 and Purdum said the town should be able to fill a lot of hotel rooms with visitors to the We expect to get a lot of hotel oc cupancy overflow from Pur dum noting that some hotels in San Antonio have already begun tak ing reservations for rooms during that He said that will be a good opportunity to introduce New Braunfels to people who have never been here A significant milestone for the chamber in 1986 was the December agreement with the city on a five year contract for allocations of the 6 percent hotelmotel room occupancy Previous contracts ran for two but chamber officials urged the fiveyear pact for longrange planning for both administrative and promotion City councils unanimous ap proval of that contract was a signal to the chamber and that signal was confidence and It was very important to us in many Purdum Attendance at Wurstfest rebound ed from lags in recent years as Purdum The annual festival that once drew more than visitors during its 10day run had slipped to Purdum said that the attendance drops were due largely to rules and regulation changes initiated by the festival to draw a more family oriented Relying heavily on visitors from San he also said the economy played a role in at tendance figures Wurstfest also operated for the first year apart from the He said the festival is now a selfsustaining organization which marks a very important step in the progress of the Another on going activity by the chamber is a white water feasibility which will review possibility of creating a white water course for kayakers and canoers that could be used by Olympic training amatuers and Purdum said there is only one such course in the United States located at Fort He said the drawback to the Indiana course is that it is not usable in the winter and that a course here could be used nearly year The feasability study is being performed by the same engineering firm that designed the Fort Bend A key mode for growth planning according to Purdum is the Austin San Antonio corridor economic development task force of which Pur dum is a founding The task force is made up of representatives of a sixcounty area along the cor If we can keep the council it can be a very effective vehicle for us to he Among the goals of the task force is economic growth and planning as development increases along the cor The council also compiles tourism brochures and pertinent data for the communities Overall weve had a very good Purdum adding that he expects the coming year to be even better as the new chamber activities and programs begin to Retiree can collect a hobby RICHARDSON AP Most peo ple cant wait to but when 70 yearold Pete Morrison finally he took up what some would con sider backbreaking Five years ago when I my son said people who retire dont live long I started collecting aluminum cans to stay in said the longtime Richardson resi the daily bending over and occasional foray into area dump sters to retrieve discarded cans hasnt put a physical strain on Mor I was a custodian with the Richardson Independent School District for 21 years before I retired I worked inside and out so this work hasn t bothered Morrison credits his money making cancollecting hobby with keeping in good physical shape and even helping him live Everytime someone asks me why I do it I tell them what my son told I think it has kept me alive and healthy because I havent needed to go to the doctor for Aside from the Mor risons hobby keeps a steady flow of money coming into his albeit he stressed he doesnt collect cans for economic Im Army retired I served during World War II and Im drawing three pensions so I dont do it for the like I I do it for the exer Morrison said a surprising facet of his hobby is that he always finds in teresting valuable possessions and in the trash dump sters he Youd be surprised all the money and things I find in the But my wife always tells me not to bring nothing home from the dump sters and I tell her what do you want me to bury it His onecar garage is filled to the top with industrialtype trash 20gallon garbage bags and card board boxes brimming over with empty beer and soda cans that could produce a jackpot if hed get rid of it all at But the spry veteran prefers to take the cans in on a piecemeal basis because it keeps him He turns the aluminum com modities in at a local recycling center about five garbage bags at a time and when he its almost always through sporadic I dont know how many cans I have in I dont turn them in at any particular time of the I just take them in whenever I get so many I cant get he said pointing at thousands of cans in his His exploits take him almost daily to all parts of Richardson as he combs the alleyways and business dumpsters in search of cans that hell take back to his garage to I made this masher because I figured out that if you mash them it takes about one load to takd dhem in recycling centeb if you dont mash them it takes about three Morrison said pointing to a long wooen instrument nailed to a table nside his After the mashing turns the cans into an aluminum he hauls them off in his station wagon to col lect what he said is only a few Morrison has become such a com mon sight at area businesses and neighborhoods that several residents have become involved in his When I started Id just go along and see a can and pick it but some people bring them to me and some people call and tell me where to find Sale Begins January 2nd Up To 50 OH Selected DolU STOHEWIDE SAVINGS SEGUIN STORE ONLY Downtown nevt to DeoMnt HvraldZeitung USPS 377800 If you have not received your paper by Tuesday through Friday or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Published Sunday morning and Tues Thursday and Friday afternoon by New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Second class postage paid at New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Dave Kramer JimWebre Editor Deborah Lawrence Office Manager Sandi Cheryl Carol Manager Maggie Lombardo Foreman Gus Elbel Foreman Dana Editor Wanda Editor Tom Edjtgr Subscription Rates Includes applicable sales tax Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall Counties 3 6 one Senior Citizen Dis count carrier delivery only 6 one Mail delivery outside Carnal in Texas 3 months 6 one year Mail outside Tejasj 6 we year Postmaster Send address changes to New MISSJNG Persons   

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