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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY New Braunfels semipro football players love tfie game See 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 286 DAYS New BraunfalB Sesqulcentennlal March March New Braunfels Herald 18 pages In two sections Friday June Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of CAROLYN 8CHOENHERR Vol 142 No 180 Inside Church Sports 6A 7A River conditions Quadalupe ofs Comal cfa cfa cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitungl The New Brautfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Howard K Athas Burton Ellig Dlna Men sik Dorothy Orsman Theresa Pesek Betty Peterson Sybil Ready Anna Zubkova Chester W Borgfield Joseph R DiCas tro Thomas E McMurry Jen nifer Lauren Timmermann Saturday 1 Gene Hada Clara Dietert Mari lyn Schmidt Sandra Young Saturday jackpot worth million AUSTIN AP No tickets cor rectly matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials say The numbers drawn Wednes day night from a field of 50 were 81620263840 There were 332 tickets sold with five of the six numbers with each ticket worth S899 There were tickets with four of six numbers with each winning S73 And there were tick ets sold with three of six numbers with each worth an automatic S3 Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Saturday nights game will be S28 million Womens Center to conduct training The Comal County Womens Center will conduct training for Hotline Volunteers on Monday June 20 at 6 The Womens Center staffs a 24hour crisis hotline for women who have been battered abused or sexually assaulted This hotline is forwarded to your home Anyone interested in being a volunteer can contact the volunteer coordinator at 6207520 Christoph Braune Reunion set June 26 The annual Christoph Braune Reunion will be held at 1 June 26 at the Albert Kypfer Her mann Sons Lodge three miles east of 135 on Hwy 46 in Clear Springs For more information call William Braune at 8349 or Gloria Reininger at 210 3720566 Church hosting garage sale Saturday The First Church of the Nazarene will host a multifamily garage sale Saturday June 11 from 8 to 4 The garage sale will be held at 1465135 east in New Braunfels past Rodeway No early birds please Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeilung invites its readers lo submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members oftht 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 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint A LONG DAYS WORK HeraldZeltung photo by JOHN HUSETH Kermlt Jonas has been repairing cars for Becker Motor Co for more than 46 years Jonas stays on the job for 46 years By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer p ortysix years ago 16yearold Kermit Jonas walked into Becker Motor Com pany looking for a job Little did he know that the local auto dealership would be the place he would carve out his lifelong career Jonas 62 of New Braunfels has has worked in the ser vice department of Becker Motor Company located on Seguin Street since 1948 He started in the service station that was in front of the dealership and later worked in the shop washing parts and helping the mechanics He later began working in the paint shop where he sanded and pin striped cars George Becker told me I ought to go back to school and I said No I think I ought to stay said Jonas After working in the paint shop Jonas moved to the parts department Later he went to Korea for two years to serve in the war He returned in 1954 and began working in the shop again I have worked everywhere except in the said Jonas Jonas has had offers from other companies who have tried to entice him to work elsewhere but he has been con tent working at Becker The people I work for are good he said They are very Jonas has seen many employees come and go at Beck er He is the last person in the shop who was one of the original employees who began working at Becker after the company moved to its current location in 1947 He said he knows of one other employee who has worked there 56 years The newer employees arc surprised when they hear Jonas has worked at Becker for 46 years Very seldom do you hear of anyone that goes to any place for 46 years There are people in San Antonio who have worked in places for five or six years and they are the older people There is a very high he said 1 feel if you work for somebody good you might as well stay because wherever else you go might not be as he said The saying is that the grass is always greener on the other side but when you get there its not so As far as retiring Jonas said he might consider doing so in three years after he reaches 65 However being a mechanic is something he has had an inclination to do since he was a baby My mother said when I was bom that she laid down a hammer and two other things I picked up the hammer She said that means I was supposed to be a he said Jonas and his wife Lillic live in New Braunfels Hot dry weather causes surge in local electric use NBU officials say By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Electric use appears to have increased due to the hot weather according to Roger Biggers assistant general manager of New Braunfels Utilities We cant tell what the use is on the meters All we can look at is the systemwide load The system load has hit 137 megawatts Last summer it peaked in August at 138 megawatts and last year in June it peaked at 131 megawatts We are six megwatts ahead of June of last said Biggers The peak for the total year was reached in the winter months and was NBU system load reaches near last summers peak 143 megawatts Biggers is warning residents who let the thermostat inch down on their air conditioners not to be surprised when their bills are received at the end of the month In order to keep bills down Biggers suggested people keep fans in the house to circulate air and to try to live it a little warmer in the house He also suggested people stay out of the heat because when they come back inside they usually want the house to be cooler The increase in tourists can also cause an increase in the systemwide load according to Biggers He said when air conditioner and other electri cal appliances are being used in every condominium and hotel and motel room in town an increase is going to occur Concerning water use Biggers said there is no need for rations at this time Everything is still okay on the water side It hasnt been hot long enough and water use hasnt gotten to be he said Krueger takes oath of office in Washington By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor New Braunfels resident Bob Krucgcr was sworn In as the new Unit ed States Ambassador to Burundi Wednesday at a Washington cer emony attended by a large group of Texans and Administration officials in See Krueger speech Page 4A Secretary of the Navy John Dalton and Deputy Secretary of Energy William White At his swearing in ceremony Krueger said he and his family are excited about the new challenge he faces as ambassador to Burundi He also stressed the importance of helping Burundi stay on the course of democ racy We need now to help other newer democracies to develop this faith in their own he said Faith that they can produce Faith that each life has value Faith that they can forget the past see beyond external differ ences and form a united nation Our family feels blessed to be sent to this country at this time Like our own nation just over a century ago Burundi is in the words of Abraham Lincoln striving to achieve a just and lasting Burundi is a Central African nation which border Rwanda where more than people have been killed in fierce ethnic warfare in recent months The civil war between the Hutus and Bon Voyage party to be held Tuesday A Bon Voyage party for Bob Krueger will be held Tuesday June 14 at 7 at the Forke Store at Conservation Plaza Conservation Plaza is located at 1300 Church Hill Drive in New Braunfels The party is open to the public For information or just to let her know that you plan to attend call Gloria Sasser at 6200864 Tutsis began when the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a mysterious plane crash However that ethnic turmoil has not spread to Burundi Burundi is a moun tainous nation of about 6 million peo ple with subsistence agriculture accounting for most of the economy and per capita cash income of about 70 cents per day per person Krueger is a former Democratic Representative and Texas Railroad Commissioner He was also appointed Senator but was defeated in a runoff election by Republican Kay Bai ley Hutchison Krueger his wife Kathleen and their two daughters Mariana 5 and Sarah 4 are expected to leave for Burundi shortly Mayor calls for citizen input on city charter By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels Mayor Paul Eraser is calling upon local citizens to submit recommendations to the council con cerning changes to the city charter Eraser has scheduled a public work shop to discuss the matter on Aug 22 Citizens are invited to become part of the process by either speaking to the council submitting written com ments to city staff members or council members I am making sure there are copies of the charter available at Dittlinger Memorial Library and of course copies are available at the Municipal he said Fraser has sent letters to city council members asking them to begin review ing the charter so that necessary changes can be made Rather than appointing a committee Fraser has opt ed to have the council discuss the mat ter and to accept public input The deadline to have amendments placed on the ballot is November The deadline is part of the reason Fraser suggested the council do the work instead of appointing a committee I believe it has got to be done by the council rather than pushing it to a committee We are capable of doing this he said The mayoral election and redistrict ing committee is requested to submit its recommendations concerning the election of the mayor at large and redistricting changes by Aug 8 This committee has been meeting for sev eral months The election of the mayor was put before the electorate in the form of a proposition in 1992 The proposition stated that the city should pursue changing the method of electing the mayor and that any amendments to the charter should be made at the ear liest time permissible by law The proposition was overwhelmingly approved by the voters The earliest time permissible is May 1995 since charter amendments can only be placed on the ballot every two years The last changes to the charter were made in May 1993 Another matter that might be brought before the electorate is the portion of the charter that requires can didates for city council to own property in New Braunfels Fraser explained that this requirement has been deter mined to be unconstitutional and fed eral law overrides the local charter The matter has been placed before the electorate in the past and voters opted not to have the requirement stricken from the charter Excluding mayoral and redistrict ing changes I do not think there will be a lot of changes just administrative said Fraser Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop members to receive refund checks this month By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Members of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative will be getting some pretty large refunds later this month The cooperative is a nonprofit enter prise so profits collected from tele phone customers that are not needed to maintain and operate the ix op are giv en back to customers at the end of the fiscal year This year GVTC will give its mem bers back more than million The average check ioi the members who received telephone ser vice from GVTC last year will be The amount of each check will depend on how much the member spent on phone service during the past year The more spent the higher the refund check GVTC covers eight telephone exchanges around Canyon Lake and six around Gonzales This years distribution of refund checks will begin at GVTCs 39th annual membership meeting to be held at the New Braunfels Civic Center Wednesday June 22 The meeting starts at Registration starts at 5 Curtis Bremer chairman of the board will report on the financial con dition of the cooperative and five directors will be elected to the board GVTCs annual meeting fills the Civic Center so arrive early The Capital Credit Refund checks cannot be picked up from any of the GVTC offices there are too many to distribute Checks not picked up at the membership meeting on June 22 will be mailed out in the days following the meeting For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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