New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 23, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Games torch lights way tofestival,See rose 8 New Braunfels >AV Thursday July 23, 1987 25 Cents Vol 134 No U7 Stammtisch Juan IH* bios Mendoza the eight year old boy who was one of two children struck by a ear July 17 on San Antonio stieet needs your help Juan s family doesn't have a lot of money and the tx»y is hurt pretty had He in admitted to Santa Rosa Children s Hospital intensive care unit and is iii serious condition Ute Juan be bios Mendoza Fund is at T irs! Federal Savings and Ixtan Association and any spare change Mould be appreciated \ benefit car wash for Jo Ann K(k1i iguez the 21 year old Nom Braunfelser who suffers from a rare form ut bone cancer will be from it a rn to 4 p rn saturday at \Nai Mart \i.v i rater off Walnut JoAnn s umtfu ; -«%orks for Wa. Mart and the ever; is sponsored by an emp* lyees v "Minot ce i ost is $2 pet car may ta niore it you drive a big san or truck several area pizza parlours are offering free food for volunteers working for I he effort I s \asy Chief Gary smith a Sew Braunfels native is the son of babes R smith and Hearty Sowell > the newspaper Now Braunfels Herald Publishing Company 707 Landa St , New Braunfels, Texas 781 30 !USPS 377 800) NB man kills woman, commits suicide Ray Sledge allegedly Rraunfe •ti;* r foi the Dej ar?ment of the \    » s put>!ic affairs office at Nava 'ta*ion Guantanamo Bay in Cuba 'truth in responsible for putting out hat base s newspaper Imagine if vou * ill trying to keep morale high in a place surrounded by Soviet CT Jf suns and Cuban troops and which is not your country i>arv > got a heck • I a jot) Guantanamo bv die way ,t„^ a ase* I ria un <    a lf! I* I as a coal Nuppiy Tailor \ HH treaty * a vt* the s ,j perpetual ir.iH or the place trial an ie voided ouiy by mutual aglet ii ent of Cuba and tile s >r A Civ en our relat ion ship with T idei I astro you can imagine how pi ipuiar our lea-a- is with the t uh a ti regime G re ic ben Mitchell is retiring from her teaching jot* with McKenna Memorial hospital s licensed Vina lional nursing school She will tie missed MI graduates are asked to attend a retirement party nom I to to 4 to p rn saturday August 8 in the IA N classroom across from hospital ent ram e a* mr*, NC Ck tv Cf Partly cloudv skies will hover today with a 40 percent chance of lain and a high in themid isis Wtnds will be near lo mph Tonight will be fair with skies becoming mostly cloudy toward morning lows win drop to the mid Tits and winds will tie light and front the southeast h riday will be partly cloudy with a Jo per cent chance of afternoon showers and a high in die mid yos W iuds will be dom the southeast al IU mph lite Menu CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY KALEJDOSCOPE OPINIONS SCRAPBOOK ll 13 IO . .3 3 7 .4 6 Ray Sledge allegedly faced eviction when he shot and killed Helen Kitted and wounded her son before turning a 30-30 rifle on himself Wednesday J*** Funera 57-year I home attendants remove the bod* I Helen K tte froni her home of Hillcrest Street atter an apparent murder- suicide Wednesday. <Photo by Deryi Clark) Bv DAVID MAY and JOHN KASTNER Staff Writers A man went beserk Wednesday evening at a northside residence kill mg his lommom law wife and woun ding her son before taking his own life after reportedly having been ask ed to move out Another man and the siam woman s two grandchildren ages 2-and years were inside the house located at 1118 Hillcrest at the »ime of the 7 . pm shooting bu? were not harmed Dead at lh** scene was Helen Kit tell 57 Kitten according to reports owned the posh brick home located in the Rivercrest subdivision on the banks of the Guadalupe River She also owned and operated The Lollipop Store at 125 C astell St Listed this morning in stable cond) Hon at McKenna Memorial Hospital is Patrick Kitten <4 whose address was also given as the Hillcrest residence Both were shot once in the stomach Police found the woman face down on the back patio She was pronounced dead at tho scene by Justice of tho Peace ITaroid Krueger Also dead at the scene was a man identified by friends and neighbors as her common law husband Ray Sledge Police wen witholdmg the man s name pending notification of next of kin He was at>out en years old according to reports Hedge described as a retired oil businessman who report'dly lived with the woman there about four years necame enraged when asked to leave and shot the w >mar and son with a Jo IO caliber rifle He then shot himself once in the head and was found in the den area of the heme Police detective Lt Felix Roque was unable to confirm any relation ship between "-ledge and Kiltie "As far as I know he was paying for a room and was facing eviction he stated See SHOOTING Page 7 Alcohol servers McKenna, hospice agree offered training to share reimbursement By DAVIO MAY Stat! Writer \A bo knows better than a bartender when you ve had a iew loo many '* After all they see it all the time Now because of state legislation passed signed and in effect bartenders must be more titan certain they can recognize and handle that patron who has over indulged because in cases where that patron operates a vehicle involved in an accident the server and the establishment can become a third party in a civil lawsuit Wholesale Beer*. Inc , of New Braunfels is sponsoring a local program offered through Miller Brewing Company to teach alcohol* beverage handlers how to spec ideally identify abuse and then sociably intervene and take the responsibility for the safety of the patron and the public in genera). The program is called TIPS <Training for Intervention Procedures by Servers of Alcohol) and was developed by the Health Education Foundation Inc., a Wjshmgton I) C based organiza I HJO Earlier this week, classes were held at Wholesale Beers warehouse to train and certify Instructors who will then be available to pass TIPS on to alcohol retailers and servers Company spokesman Howard Athas said the program has been available for over a year but with sigmpg June ll of HB 1652. commonly referred to as the Dram Shop Law. he said the need for such a program both locally and state* ide has never been greater “lf a business makes sure that at least 75 percent of their employees are T!F*S trained, ll shows they have been more than reasonable in trying to prevent See PROGRAM Page 2 Bv JIM OIE BR E SNH Write' \ cooperative agreement atween McKenna Memorial Ut'spital and Hospice New Braunfels could mean dying patients who must enter the hospital for treatment can be afforded the cervices of the hospice as well on a cost effeciiv e basis McKenna s board of directors Wednesday approved a re< i >nmend a lion by Administrator Johnnie Johnson that 'he hospital agree to accept dying patients under a con Tact with the federal government that pays from les' than flu" to more than $2oo a day for respite and more thorough nursing tare Johnson said hospice nurse' and aides will be able to come into McKenna to serve hospice patients and the non profit hospice can be reimbursed for their time We re extremely grateful that the board has agreed to enu ..to this contract wan us said opal Impierre hospice administrator The agreement means the hospital will receive the biggest part of the federal reim basement and the hospice will recover the cost of the labor We are just delighted and pleased the hospital is continuing to support the hospice It will mean we will have a Medicare hospice license said Sharon Lemoine adding the designation will help the hospice stay viable finan dally and provide a better level of care for patients The most important part of th;* is that our patients will be afforded in-hospital medical care in a way they might have been able to before I mpierre said Testing of non-emeigency surge**) patients ar possibly other patients for acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS may begin if medical staff and hospital administration can arrive at a specific poi iv y Dr Tom Brever told the board that McKenna Memorial has a very low incidence of post opes alive in lections but the issue of testing for the fata, and tar it curable disease still warrants precaution Brever said fewer than two in UXJ patients undergoing surgery in McKenna contract an infection of any sort dur mg them stay in the facility The average for post operative infections statewide is six to sever of every IOO patients Brever said Brever said after the meeting that physicians routinely test for such diseases as syphilis and other infectious diseases but the presence of the AIDS antibody in so meow s bloods!ream can subject the patient to accusu bons of homosexuality or other lifestyle characteristics that often are not valid Ut said the issue is under advise ment of the medical staff and a proposed policy is ex peeled The board also approved as formal policy a high r.sk management program intended to mitigate insurance losses and provide oversight of the hospital s general operation insular as safety and procedures Indigent patient reimbursements to the hospital from County of Comal total about $2 OOO Tile county has told the hospital that it has certified 56 individuals as indigent See MCKENNA Page 2 There 's a circus in town! B » SARAH DUKE StaH Wnfti The I’lunketi (anniv has been in I he cirt un business for five genera lions from the davs of wild west .'hows through the advent ut t* evi 'ion to the * urrent rev tv a1 ut the old fashioned traveling circus Now the family is in New Braunfels with its Olde Ty me American Circus Jeff Plunkett a member of the fourth generation of Plunked performers said the small circus with a handful of performers and a few trucks full of animals captures Hie excitement and tun of the circuses that were once an in tegral part of American life It s been a tradition with us for five generations he said while his father Corke) Plunkett instructed a crew of men on how to raise the enormous tent or big top ’ Jeff Plunkett remembered stories of how his great grandfather had perform ed and traveled with Buffalo Bill s VS lid \Sest Show The man s grand father had traveled Texas and much of the country as a Vaudeville per former and his lather spent 40 years working with acrobats Now a fifth generation of Plunkett SPORTS.  ............ 8.9 An 18-month-old African elephant scratches his nose while waiting for showtime at the Plunkett Old Tyme Family Circus going on at Courtyard Shopping Center (Photo by Deryl Clark) circus performers is learning the ropes so to speak Corke) Plunkett 'aid one of his grandchildren is a high wire performer hut plans to at tend college before running off to join the family circus Cot key Plunkett works w ith the animals and currently is training two voung elephants "I was a catcher I caught people on my shoulders afer they jumped " the older Plunxett said about his circus career After rearing a family of circus performers the man joined his sons James and Jeff Plunkett, in forming the Old Tyme American Circus which will be at the i our tv a rd Shopping Center in New Braunfels through Saturday Per formances will be at 6 p rn and 8 p rn today through saturday with an extra noon performance Satur day Tickets for children are tree at businesses in the shopping center It s little hut it s good." Corke) Plunkett said while watching over his two newest acquisitions 18 month-old elephants from Africa The small circus travels April through Thanksgiving from its home base in Mabank near Dallas "The real old time circus, that s what we try to do with ii It s a real kids thing out here " Corke) Plunkett said Jeff Plunkett who has f>een performing since age IO, plays a clown and has been a trampoline acrobat for IT years He grew up under the See CIRCUS!, Page 2 Dittlinger services at 9 a.m. Saturday Services for Bruno Dittlinger of 372 Magazine will be at 9 a rn Saturday at Sis Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev, Eugene O’Callaghan of New Braunfels officiating Private aer vices will be in Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio. Dittl-inger. 93. died July 22 ai his home A lifetime New Braunfels resident. Dittlinger was bom Nov 4. IWS, to Hippo!yt and Elise nee Grobe) Dittlinger in New Braunfels. DilUinger s father was a cofounder of Dittlinger Mills in 1887 and the Dittlinger family was one of the most prominent in the area for years. In the mid 1890s Hip poly! Dittlinger became the sole owner of the mills tBruao Dittlinger attended grammar school at his parish school. He attended high school at Prairie Du Chien, Wise , and studied at the Armour Institute in Chicago. After returning to New Braunfels, Dittlinger worked both in the Dittlinger Mills and at the laboratory of the Dittlinger Lime Go. Together with his sister and brother-in law, Franziska and Alfred Detacher, he financed the construction of Dittlinger Memorial l ibrary In 1969 me library was dedicated to the memory of Hippes t and Elbe DR Hinger Bruno Dittlinger and KLs sister also dour ted funds for the creation of Prince Solms Park Dittlinger was an" active member of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the American Chemical Society and reportedly was active in the early days of Holy Family Catholic Church and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Dittlinger was instrumental in the founding of Holy Family Catholic Church and Our Lady ol Perpetual Help Church. He had been involved in church activities at SU Peter and Paul until his health declined in recent years The Dittlinger family donated funds to the city of New Braunfels to purchase property for Prince Solms Park in the 1970s Survivors include one sister, Franziska Liebscher of New Braunfels. A prayer service will be held at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at 7 JU p m Friday. Memorials may be given to the charity of one’s choice ;

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