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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas HIT AVAILAILE COPY Thursday July 4 1991 163 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home Of BUI One 14 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Harold Susi Bill Mary Chrissa Maria Eleanor Don Joey Mendez and Mary Belated birthday wishes to Gil bert Bruno Gonzalez and Larry Happy anniversary today to Tito and Marry Felix and Judy Roque and Mat and Estella Belated anniversary wishes to Gus and Mary Elaine Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the July 4 activities Get ready for a white and blue good time in New Braunfels this July 4 as organiza tions sponsor a number of family After the parade activities will be held at the Comal County Fairgrounds and the American Legion Comal Post at 410 Coll Beginning at 11 at the members will be serving up sausage Post members are later sponsoring a western dance from 7 to midnight with music provided by Texas For more informa tion call Concerts in park The Concert irilfie series continues tonight at at the Landa Park Dance The event is called a celebration with vari ous Watermelon test Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a fun draising watenneldn fest July 6 fromrhairhVtd 7 of FarmtoMarket 306 and Farm toMarket 2673 hi Canyon right the walkway between the horseshoe tubing Watermelon will be sold at a Celebrate America Christian Womens Club in New Braunfels is sponsoring a Celebrate America picnic Tues July 9 from 10 to noon at the Krueger Ranch located on FarmtoMarket Cost is A parade of fashions will be pre sented by original hats made by joined by For reservations call 6290070 or For nursery call Garden Club The Comal Garden Club will meet at July 11 at Pats Place on Union Red Cross Red Cross volunteers are reminded to turn hi money for the July 9 banquet by July The ban quet begins at at the Holiday Entertainment will be provided by South Texas Water aerobics New Braunfels Parks and Recre ation Department is sponsoring water aerobics classes at Landa Park pool on Wednesday and Friday mornings from For more information call 6259295 or Discovery series Children can learn the answers to many questions in this weeks Discovery Series at the Childrens Museum in New Registration for morning work shops are from Tues SM 3 Good Day Partly cloudy conditions with a 40 percent chance of rain are forecast for Independence humid with highs in the niid90s and winds from the south east at 10IS mph are For more weather please see Page Insldr DEAR TV Day full of special festivities By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor Today should begin with bells and end with a bang as New Braunfels and Comal County residents gather for Independence Day The festivities begin with the 10 ringing of the bell atop the Com al County Courthouse as the Sophien burg Museum Archives hosts its traditional Independence Day cere mony on Main In addition to patriotic the Sophienburgs segment of the prog ram will include a miniparade around Main Plaza in which every entrant is asked to carry an American At 1 1 the program moves into the hands of the Welcome Home Troops After a Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard opens the said Wilton Warnecke of the Welcome Home Troops floats car rying veterans or family members will be the first to arrive in the Their float will be positioned in the New Braunfels Utilities parking area and serve as their reviewing stand for the remainder of the parade in their Everyone who has a uniform should wear said organizer Cheryl listing Boys Girl Scouts and Little League teams as well as military and retired military Wed like to see a lot of people dressed in white and said Pam another committee From the response weve sren and the comments weve a lot of would like to see this become In arinuaT Warnecke said7 The with more than 60 indi vidual cars or marching groups and including five musical will travel from South Seguin Street through Main Plaza and east on San Antonio north on Union and east on Common Street to reach the Comal County Observers are invited to fall in behind the floats and march to the where an oldfashioned celebration is scheduled from noon until Throughout the River City Rides of San Antonio will be operating a childrens carnival featur ing Castle Bounce and Tubs of Fun along with a variety of Entertainment will be provided throughout the day at the fair pavilion and a variety of foods and beverages will be available for purchase at booths sponsored by businesses and local At 8 free shuttle service from the fairgrounds back to the Prince Solms Park area will Fire works again will be sponsored by the New Braunfels Walter Faust plays a at the home of Houston Symphony Director Ernst Hoffmans home in 1941 and a pipe in his studio in Photo s courtesy Sophienburg Museum and Archives and Caroline Clousnitzer Music a part of Fausts life As we hear the bells chiming from courthouse tower this 4th of we are reaping the benefit of a lifetime dream of one of New Braunfels most philanthropic ci Walter Faust The bells in the tower were given appropri ately and patriotically by him in 1976 to honor his The dedication of the bells be gan our countrys Bicentennial was New Years Eve of Walter played the bells for exactly 76 seconds followed by the simultaneous ringing of the church bells of First Peter and First United Paul and Johns Episcopal for another 76 The event marked the first time the bells were There are four bells and the heaviest weighs 538 Set ting the bells in the tower was a challenge but the courthouse ele vator held up to pounds and the trip to the 3rd floor was Getting the bells to the tower was something Five or six pris oners incarcerated in the jail at the time loaded the bells onto a dolly and pushed them up two flights of Walter describes the bells as made of sparkling brass in Hol land especially for this There is a mechanism which has a clock and sounds the hour and there are four buttons upon which to The bells will be played The band stand on Main Plaza and the bell tower in the Comal County Courthouse are important venues for Sophienburg Museum and Archives By ROSEMARIE LEISSNER GREGORY and MYRA LEE ADAMS GOFF Special to the HeraldZeitung today as they have for the past teen Walter Fausts dream began when he grew up on Seguin Street hearing bells from the First Pro testant Church next door to his familys Because his room was on the second story di rectly across from the church tower which housed the bells since their ringing was a constant in his early Then when he was stationed at Foster Field in Texas during World War Walter noticed that the courthouse there had a clock tower with a bell and he envi sioned our beautiful courthouse here in New Braunfels with These experiences became part of the July 4th exemplifies patriotism for Americans and patriotism to ones country and community can take many Always there is one consistent element in patriot ism Whether it is giving or pat riotism is Walter is being honored today July in a surprise cere mony not only for his contribution of the bells and the tower lights but his many A plaque in his honor presented to him by Comal County Judge Car ter Casteel will be placed in the alcove of the courthouse It is not surprising that Waiter Faust me son of Walter Faust and Lottie Weber Pfeuffer Faust is a foremost His parents were joined in mar riage in 1904 and their union brought together two prominent New Braunfels pioneer the Pfeuffers and the with histories of A Pfeuffer George Pfeuffer Walters great grandfather was a county was on the Texas board serving as secretary in 1879 and president in and was a state He is credited with hav ing saved from being abol ished and for many years there was a building named after him on the it was he who was instrumental in the use of granite from the Texas Hill Country rather than white Georgia granite to construct the Texas state capitol At the se nators grave site in Comal Cemetery there is a 24 obelisk of pink granite given in his memory Sea 2 Community values make smalltown America ByBOBKRUEGER Texaa Railroad Commission The yellow ribbons and fireworks of the Fourth of July inspire both patriotism and reflection reflection on the values that sustain a country and a culture through peacetime as well as And or ail the values that fasten a country none bonds more closely than the foundation of any is possible but it can be especially nurtured by the habits and customs found in smalltown There the flash of electronic media is balanced by the gentle rhythms of life lived near the soil and near ones As one who finds living in a small town and working in a major city to provide the best of both I reflected on my home town and its values as I parked in front of Naegelins located for the past century by the Main Plaza of New Its 100 Years of conveys a simple truth that reminded me of a daily routine in my At my sister and I walked from school to my fathers from where the three of us drove home for On the Dad always stopped across from the bolted from the car and strode across the If Naegelin saw him she would meet him at the door to hand him a fresh loaf of with occa sionally a few cookies for the before we proceeded home for our noon In those she and Naegelin lived over the bakery and rose at 3 to begin their Their only son assisted in the baking and but being a small family the Naegelins could only bake enough for their regular who had relied on Naegelin for They trusted and she trusted many Once a before she gave Dad a bill for the entire years She claimed she liked to do that since she used the money to buy her Christmas But I suspect she really did it to save time for my a businessman in a She was more thoughtful than she let people With memories of Naegelin in my I drove home to find a message from Kraft on my I had called him two days earlier when a window air conditioner went out Trust the foundation of any is possible any but it can be especially nurtured by the habits and customs found in smalltown There the flash of electronic media is balanced by the gentle rhythms of life lived hear the soil and near ones Bob Krueger because we had always called Kraft with such Now in he had nevertheless come the same day to remove and check The message was that it could be repaired I wouldnt have to buy a new Our family had trusted Kraft for 30 years if he said it could be hed fix it if he said it needed it With as with the Schuberts who are putting new wallpaper in our there is no need to ask the price in Harvey Schubert and his son are repapering the same room that his father had papered for my parents when they lived The Schuberts and Kraft would no more overcharge us today than Naegelin would have overcharged my father on the yearly bread I would no more need to oversee their work than to watch the Naegelins bake They respect their craft and their customers their pride is in their their community and their relationship to And its the same with One of my wifes happiest phone calls last year was when Ott called to say that she could add Kathleen to the group of people for whom she The rules were simple If Im not just come in the Leave the clothes to be and pick up your clothes from last Youll find them hanging in the back The of is It all seems so the Just come in the kitch en if Im not there just pay the bakery bill once a year just leave it to Kraft or Schubert to do the repairs What makes it different from so many of our daytoday business dealings is that a bound of simple trust exists often it has over My work sends me to Houston and San Antonio I would not want to see America without the vigor and energy of their political and academic lives one senses that important things are happening and being ones life there can make difference for many But I would be equally reluctant to see America lose what the Otis and Krafts offer in New Braunfels not just their craftsmanship and pride in their but more impor that their craftsmanship is conveyed in an atmosphere of mutual One is not just doing business but exchanging The of that one can trust them to charge and to perform without either written contracts or advance price is because one intuitively and has found by long that they would never cheat since they value some things more than Their pride is as much in their work as in what they are paid for and is more in who they are and how they live with their neighbors than in One cant put a definite monetary value on what it means to live in a community with people like because their lives remind us that living well in a real community has non monetary And thats why our small towns are just as important as our major cities to the greatness of and to creating an environment that makes life well worth Bob native of New if member of the Twwi Riilrowt
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