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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A Quote of the Day Love thats wise will not say all it Edwin Arlington American poet Editorials Civic clubs Plaza project stands as a symbol of service by all mhe New Braunfels Rotary Clubs L sponsorship of the just completed downtown plaza landscape lighting project is not only a significant contribution to the citys but also a reminder of the importance of any communitys civic and service The cost of the which greatly enhances the plazas nighttime was in excess of an amount fully funded by the Rotary Had the club not sponsored the it either would not have been or you and I would have paid for it in the form of tax But this project is only one example of the contributions made not only by the New Braunfels Rotary but by many similar And those contributions are nothing These groups have been making them for years and This same Rotary Club years ago spearheaded the complete renovation of the It seeded that project with of its own money and that seed money drew the balance nefeded to complete the The Optimists are the driving force behind a variety of youth sports The Lions emphasize sight conservation and join forces statewide to sponsor a camp that provides unbelievable services to crippled and diabetic The Business and Professional Womens group in New Braunfels is a good example of the many clubs and organizations that sponsor scholarships for local young The list goes on and It would be fascinating to know how many thousands and thousands of dollars these organizations devote to improving life in our community And those dollars are not easily come These clubs all are made up of individuals who devote time when they could be at home to cooking hamburgers at selling cookbooks or staging an event to make that money one hard dollar at a Service clubs and organizations are important to us Todays editorial was written by David editor and publisher of the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Published on Sunday mornings and Thursday and Friday afternoons by the New Braunfels 707 Landa orPO Drawer New TX Second class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New USPS 377880 GREG MEFFORD Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL General Manager DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher DEE DEE CROCKETT Marketing Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager DOUGLAS BRANDT Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to the Drawer New TX 781311328 Opinion February Our motives can be misinterpreted A minister friend of mine tells a tale of cpick Its a funny little story that illus trates how easily our motives can be misin It was in the I was sound my minister friend There was a knocking on the door and the doorbell was I stumbled out of I couldnt find my shoes and when I found them they got on the wrong Then I couldnt find my clothes amid the doorbell and all the knocking and I finally stumbled to the turned on the light and before I could open the a shout came police A cold the minister had just come through and when he opened the was I know it was at least 50 below zero it was a cold morning When he opened the a police officer standing on his front porch immediately shout Theyre stealing your palm tree Thinking quickly and exhibiting great my minister friend What Now let me tell the minister I was having to preach that It was It was I didnt want to be out of But the policeman was Taking the minister by the he took him to a patrol car parked in front of the its lights I wish he hadnt taken my the minister says with a faint That didnt look so And when he opened the what really bothered me was that he pushed my head down so I wouldnt bump David Sullens I know that if a neighbor saw that that early in the I know what theyd say I knew it I knew it about that preacher He was just another The officer drover the minister to a corner of his churchs property and sure there were two other police cars their lights going and going and Handcuffed in the back seat of one of the patrol cars were three young the pastor And there was that big old hole in the ground and the policeman kept They stole your tree The officer explained that the young men were arrested after police spotted their car driving along in the wee hours of the morning with the palm tree in the Theyd tried to tell the police the tree had fallen off the back of a but the officers were having none of It was I tell It was the min ister I asked the policemen what I had to One of them Well you can go down to the police station and press charges and pick up your palm I didnt dig up that palm I to Now wait just a If I press charges against these Im in Ive got to go pick up the Ive got to find some way to try and plant the thing So I said to the in a very pastorly Let me talk to them Monday But I wish you would have them plant the tree right back where it That policeman took me and he made me a the pastor recalls to this He got so inspired by my socalled goodness that he tec tured those three men at in the He This is one of the finest men you could ever have stolen anything from in your And he said to You appreciate this because this man could have you put in He made me look like a real the minister But the truth is that I just didnt want to be I was cold and I was shaking and I wanted to be back home in Thats where I wanted to be The story has a happy After a the minister finishes his I got in the car with a policeman and left those three men planting that palm tree and I went back to our home and I got in that bed and I went back to Thats all I wanted to do all along David Sullens is editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Perserverance is a guaranteer of success My riding the ski lift with a commented that he was a film His companion Thatfs a tough Brad countered Youre I know its going to take persistence to The stranger Im glad to hear you say Everybody else talks about luck and the Youve got the right answer per sistence Because perseverance provides the essential success here are some messages to paste on the refrigerator to keep you going when you are about to give the famous one from Calvin Coolidge Nothing in this world can take the place of Talentwill Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with Genius will Unrewarded genius is almost a Education will The world is full of educated Persistence and deter mination alone are The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human Heres one from the western writer Zane Grey To bear up under to fight the bit Today in History John Ingram Walker terness of to be a victor over to resist evil men and base instincts to go on when it would seem good to to seek ever after the glory and the to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to that is what any man can and so be Another oft quoted example involves Abra ham Lincoln He lost his job in 1832 was defeated for the Legislature in 1832 failed in business in 1833 elected to Legislature in 1834 sweetheart died in 1835 had nervous breakdown in 1836 defeated for speaker in 1838 defeated for nomination for Congress in 1843 sleeted to Congress in 1846 lost renomination in 1848 rejected for land officer in 1849 defeated for Senate in 1854 defeat ed for nomination for vicepresident in 1856 again defeated for Senate in 1858 and elect ed President of the United States in 1860 the well known statement from Theodore Roosevelt The credit belongs the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who errs and comes short again and again who knows the great the great devotions and spins himself in a worthy cause who at the best knows in the end the triumph of achievement and at the if he at least fails while daring so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor John Ingram Walker is medical director for Professional and Community Education at Laurel Ridge Hospital in San Antonio and Laurel Ridge Day Treatment Center in Ney Associated Press Today is the 45th day of There are 320 days left in the This is Valentines Todays Highlight in History On the St Valen tines Day Massacre took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capones gang were gunned On this date In the American ship Ranger carried the recently adopt ed Star and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in In Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd In inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applied separately for patents related to the The Supreme Court eventually ruled Bell the rightful In comedian Jack Benny was born Benjamin Kubelsky in In the Department of Commerce and Labor was estab In Arizona became the 48th state of the In the League of Women Voters was founded in Its first president was Maude Wood In Reflections in a Gold en Eye by Carson McCullers was first In Chile and Ecuador joined the United In first lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White In Cable News Network reporter Jeremy who was being held hostage in gained his In Irans Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie author of the novel The Satanic a work condemned as blasphemous throughout the Islamic Ten years ago Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin appointed Moshe Israels ambassador to the United to be defense replacing Ariel Five years ago Hours after learning that his sister had died of American Dan Jansen lost his bid for a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in when he fell during the 500meter speedskating Broadway composer Frederick who wrote the music for My Fair Lady and died in Palm at
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