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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 5, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY 110 Arkansas Razorbacks crowned new national champions See Page 5 50 CEN i S COUNTDOWN 350 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March March New Braunfels Herald 8 Pages in one section Tuesday April Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of GINGER ROSALES Vol 142 No 103 Inside Texas Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Ginger Res ales Alex Rodriguez EM Reinhard W Victor Willi ford Warren Barber Edna Cunningham Esther Gumper Jewell Onie DRT meeting set for Saturday morning The April meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter will be on Saturday April 9 at Forke Store at The program will be presented by a chapter member Sudie Barker entitled San Childrens Museum orchestra forming The Childrens Museum Tele vision Orchestra is now forming Anyone wanting to be a part of the soundtrack team should call Denise at 210 4977782 for more information GermanAmerican Society meeting set The April meeting of the Ger manAmerican Society will be held April 5 at Bavarian Village W Austin at 7 All future meetings will be held at Bavarian Village and not at the American Legion Hall A short business meeting will be conducted followed by two interesting presentations Dennis Heitkamp will speak on New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Pro ject and Gerhard Adam of Braunfels Germany will present a slide program on Braunfels Today Children sought for Kinderchor group The New Braunfels Kinder chor is looking for some new children to leam German songs Beginneronly classes will start this Thursday March 31 at at the Senior Citizen Center on Landa St For more information please call David at 6291785 or Oma at 6259288 Wurst11 barbecue cookers sought for April 23 event Anyone interested in compet ing in the wurst barbecue com petition in Texas should call Suzanne Herbelin at 6259167 to sign up The Wurst CookOff and Dance is slated for Saturday April 23 on the Wurstfest grounds in Landa Park Entry fee is per team for the first meat category or for two or threemeat categories Cookers can also enter the side dish category for After the cookoff RoTel and the Hot Tomatoes will perform at Wursthalle Tickets will be at the gate in advance Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeilung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Storm damage reaching into millions By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Thunderstorms that hit the area a week ago are showing their effects where it hurtsin the pocketbook Damage estimates from claims will reach Into the millions of dollars in New Braun fels alone Conservative estimates place the total dam age at million with possibilities as much as million The fierce storms brought wind and damaging hail that pounded area roofs and automobiles and created a rather busy climate at local insur Damage estimated between million ance agencies last week Ive been here 17 years and Ive never seen anything like said Bill Mehrer a local State Farm agent Mehrer said his office brought in five adjusters and set up a special office just to handle all the claims As of Friday his agency had handled over 300 auto claims and 250 home damage claims with total estimates expected to reach over Mehrer said the main office estimated damage in the San Antonio area including New firaunfels was over million mainly in the Schertz and Cibolo area Larry Kunkel of Kaderli Kunkel and Associ ates Inc said he had never seen anything like this in New Braunfels since 1967 There were some significant wind Storms in the 80s that blew down stuff but never any thing like this with the he said Kunkel said over 100 claims had bjien filed with more coming in as of Monday Paul Rimmelin of Allstate said his office han dled 100 claims on Monday alone about 5050 between autos and homes Rimmelin said had never seen anything cause this much damage in eight years of work around the area What was strange was that it didnt last he said For something that didnt last that long to cause this much damage is Doug Miller of Prudential said his firm had handled about 130 claims at over esti mated value with auto claims about 60 percent of the total THE CATS MEOW Ann Hoehn showed her Cornish Rex kittens Mission City Cat Show brings hundreds of cats to New Braunfels HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Jetsets Crash Landing just lies there catnapping wait ing for his time on the table in this case another table in another town with another judge His handler Judy Heflin deans his eyes brushes his thick coat and whispers in his ear Showtime Its all part of the routine if youre a show cat such as he Hundreds of cats from the household variety to pro fessionals like old Crash were in town this past weekend for the Mission City Clubs 11th annual cat show People such as Heflin who in this case handled the Per sian because her sisterinlaw the owner was busy help ing with the scoring travel thousands of miles to hundreds of shows each year The International Cat Federation sanctions shows worldwide from Russia to Australia Heflin a virtual rookie has only been showing cats for two years She has several Oriental shorthairs while her sisterinlaw Pat has the Persian longhair We started going to cat shows because they were she said My mother had passed away and we didnt want to sit around feeling Judy who is an accountant in Houston travels to shows throughout the year often covering hundreds of miles The trips mostly take them through Texas and neighboring states although she has been to California and Florida even Paris France Unfortunately its usually a weekend trip with a quick Monday morning You have to have a job so you can pay for all of she said Recently three of us went from Houston to Albuquerque and Cats such as Jetsets Crash Landing are pure breeds Frances Harshaw of Austin runs a cattery a place where one breeds these competitors She said proof of at least seven generations must shown to ensure purebreed sta tus And these felines dont come cheap A good longhair such as the Persian would bring from You get a good cat and want to keep said Harshaw who is a medical physicist Sometimes you lease it out or have someone show it for Cats are judged in five categories Kittens from 48 months Whole Cats those who can reproduce Alters those who cant Household Pets and New Breeds Judges dont just look for certain things they feel for them One by one cats are hoisted up to a table where the judge strokes and prods them looking for that physical defect that may cost the cat Even old Garfield the household cat can win If they pay the entry fee and follow the rules their in Anyone can enter their said Harshaw That category is sometimes as fiercely fought over as The cats earn points at each contest At the end of the year points are totaled The more contests you enter the greater chance for points Thus comes the traveling always hoping for that title at the end the regional championship the national title and ultimately the coveted International Cat of the Year Every weekend you go to a cat show You may or may not get points Really youre com peting against everyone even someone in said Heflin Youll see the same peo ple at the shows You meet a lot of nice peo The call goes out for cat number 349 Heflin rushes to get her Oriental shorthair to the next table ready for the another judging Next door Jetsets Crash Landing a few more points behind him has done his job He is asleep HcnldZoltung photo by JOHN HUSETH Karen Wlpf and her Lilac Lynx Point Siamese HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Above photo Kendall Brown and her Russell Main Coon Community loses top leader Berger By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Dr Charles New Braunfels lost one of its most notable community leaders Friday when Dr Charles E Berg er died at his home at the age of 62 years Berger was active in the New Braunfels Rotary Club the Wurst fest Association The Sophienburg Museum and Archives the Her itage Society Conservation Soci ety Hummel Museum Comal County Medical Society can Party and the Greater New 9 r Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Berger worked closely with Chamber of Commerce President Tom Purdum He was active in a variety of committees He was Blue Coat He was chairman of the board in 1992 He chaired our Texas Legislative Con ference He was very active with the chamber Chuck was a highly respected strong leader He was quiet not flamboyant but when he spoke it was important and people Purdum said He was proud of his community and glad to give something back to and he had friends from all walks of Berger was the longtime chairman of the Comal Coun ty Republican Part and a lifetime member of First Protes tant United Church of Christ served three years in the Army Funeral service is set for 10 Wednesday April 6 at First Protestant United Church of Christ with Rev Daryl Higgins officiating Burial will follow at Comal Cemetery Visitation will continue until Wednesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home NBUs Bob Sohn announces retirement By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities General Manager Bob Sohn announced Mon day that he will be retiring in the next few months from the position he has held for 14 years Sohn told the board about his deci sion to retire last Thursday during an executive session However he waited until Monday to make a for mal announcement so that he could talk to NBU staff members about his decision Sohn said the exact date of his retirement is not set but he plans to leave after the board hires a new general manager I agreed to stay until they get the position filled and to give the new man or woman the opportunity to get his or her feet on the said Sohn Last Thursday the NBU Board of Trustees voted to give Sohn a per month raise Sohn said the board decided to give him the raise so there would be no mis conception that he had retired because of a conflict with the board He also said his decision to retire is not con nected to the recent remarks concerning selling NBU I want to put that to rest It had absolutely nothing to do with that I was planning to retire to long before that happened Im sorry it had to happen at the same he said NBU Board of Trustees president Gene Momhinweg expressed his sadness at Sohns decision to leave Mr Sohn and I discussed this for some time It was really my fault he decided he would wait another year or two It came as a little bit of a surprise but we were expecting he said 1 am a little disappointed There are several jobs we have started that he developed It would be nice to have him here to finish said Momhinweg Bob Sohn For subscription news or advertising information call 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