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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                f age 4A Friday Feb Opinion talk with Managing Editor Misrk Lyon about Opinlen page call A cynical mercenary demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as Joseph Pulitzer publisher 1907 EDITORIALS Kudos The HeraldZeitung salutes those who make the world a better place to live Kudos a weekly feature of the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung is intended to highlight the good news of our community You can be part of this If you know someone deserv ing recognition call Mark Lyon at 6259144 Also you can submit your Kudos in writing to Kudos New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New Braunfels Texas 78130 This weeks Kudos Rhoades Interiors for presenting Christmas music during the holidays This service proved to be a great blessing for the community The Ombudsman Educational Services located in the Courtyard Shopping Center at 135 suite 205C in New Braunfels Ombudsman is an alternative education al program which is jointly sponsored by the Comal and New Braunfels ISDs The Ombudsman program started a weekly Excellence in Education program last month Students who have perfect attendance satisfactory acad emic work and appropriate behavior are rewarded Awards for January were made possible by the following local businesses Comal Bowling Center 1202 Huisache Rebecca Muellar of the Hair Depot 325 S Castell Jims Video 259 Trade Center New Braunfels Coffee 489 Main Plaza Landa St Carwash 790 Landa The Canyon High School Aristocats for being named the 17th best drill team in the nation at a recent competition Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctua tion and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 words We publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please rite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 days Mail letters to Letters to the Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Lyon Advertising Davis Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Classified Reininger City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the NewBrawftlsHeraldZcwns USPS 377880 707 Landa St or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by the New Braun fels HeraldZeiiwg in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months six months one Senior Gtizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three months six months one year Mail outside Texas three months six months one year Subscribes who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday at by am on Sunday may call 210 6259144 by 7 pjn weekdays or by 11 on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeratdZeiiung Draw er 311328 New BraunfcJs Tx 7813M328 Opinion Sesquicentennial quilt at center Marie Dawson During the week of Feb 13 the quilt commemo rating the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Celebration will be on display at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center every day The Center is proud to be included in this celebration and to hang this beautiful and historically sig nificant quilt for the benefit of all the citizens of New Braun fels The quilting of the art object has been a community function All quilters and quilt block designers are volunteers Basically the quilt is a fundraiser for the Sesquicentennial plaque which will be placed on the side of the Civic Center The anniversary plaque by Paul Tadlock will depict 150 years of diversified cultural aspects of the settling of New Braunfels It has been traditional to mark each cel ebration with a permanent symbol of historic importance to New Braunfels For example the commemorative symbol for the 125th Celebration is the fachwerk wall which was placed at the entry to Landa Park Quilters are working every Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce finishing the second quilt which will be raffled the drawing to be held on April The first quilt the one to be hang ing in the Center next week will also be raffled the drawing to be held in January 1996 Tickets are on sale at the Senior Center and at the Cham ber of Commerce Many volunteer ladies and busi nesses are selling tickets also It is important to note that when you purchase raffle tickets the chances are good for the April drawing and for the January drawing In other words you are getting two chances for one to win one of these gorgeous original art works Tickets will continue to be sold all year for the benefit of the Sesquicentennial Cel ebration since activities will be going on all year Two additional quilts are being assembled as museum pieces to be shared and displayed around the area and perhaps in museums throughout the state Each of the four quilts is different in design and each is very special Many people have contributed to the creation of these quilts and we hope to give them all recogni tion at some point Major contributors are Nell Morton Mary Ann and Hank Thompson Susan Derkacz Brenda DeStefano Betty Worl Jane Hensley Bobbie Purdum Steve Richter Florence Brownfield Jeanette Felger and of course Mis sion Valley Textiles who donated all the fabrics Quilters who have given so much of their time are Gerry Arensdorf Audrey Cobb Connie Cone Susan Derkacz Brenda DeStefano Jeanette Hike Mildred Hanson Wilma Heberling Fran Hodges Judi Humphries Jeannine Johnson Marcia John son Dit Justiss Virginia Kuykendall Helen Lazor Agnes Lehmann Marie Mann Lucille Marburger Frances Marquis Ruby Miller Nell Mor ton Gisela Puls Edna Serold Coleen Spivey Mary Ann Thomp son and Dean Valentine Susan Derkacz and Bren da DeSte fano have been dri ving forces in Raffle Quilt by Hone by Carol Prickly Pear by Dorii Nell Protectant Church by Marie i i i i 1 i i i with embroidery by June Logo Mary Ann Hank Thompson Embroidery on Logo Jeanette Fclger Liodbeiroer Floweri Florence Senora De Ouadalupe Mission by Isabel Home by Brenda Store by Para by Betty ago by Mary Pioneer Memorial by Wilraa Martins Lutheran Church by Lula Belli and assem bling of the quilts The New Braunfels Area Quilters Guild has been very support ive of this civic pro ject Most of the quil ters belong to the Guild which encom passes New Braunfels San Marcos Seguin Canyon Lake and Garden Ridge There have been so many contributors to the block designs First Prize went to Brenda DeStefano for the Lindheimer Home design Second Prize Rosemary Richey Bandstand on Plaza Third Prize Connie Cone and Alvena Armstrong for Prince Solms Honorable recogni tion was awarded to Loyce Boarnet Courthouse Marie Mann First Protestant Church and Comal County Fair and Maxine Sabol Ship Dethard at Indianola Other beautiful block designs were con tributed by Mary Anderson Theogenia Bading and Celeste Salge Lula Belle Walker Carmen Butts Carol Caillouette Isabel Campos Pat Crowder Rosa Linda DeLaCerda Jeanette Dittmar Pat Dial Faye Doughty and Milda Schlameus Shirley Hayes M Helmke June Henke Wilma Herber ling Lore Hollowell Carol Johnson Mary C Kolbe and Christine Kolbe Agnes Lehmann Frances Marquis Ruby Miller Pam Nazario Helen Probst Gisela Puls Betty Richter Lorine Rigdon and Renee Wilson Addie Schmeltekopf Melba Shaw Lovetta Simpson Elizabeth Spicer Sandra Strieker Beverlyn Voges Doris Nell Voges and Valerie Wingfield Even youngsters have joined in this project to design the commem orative quilts Phoebe Ste Marie age Bethany Taylor age Kathryn Taylor age Kirsten Taylor age and Rebecca Taylor age 10 have all contributed to the creation of block design It truly is a community endeavor and a source of pride for all ages Everyone is invited to view the Sesquicentennial Quilt at the Senior Center during Valentine Week Also everyone is encouraged to remember a loved one on Valentines Day Marie Dawson is a guest columnist writing exclusively for and about the Comal County Senior Citizens Dinner at the White House more than just a meal By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Let it not be writ that President Clinton doesnt do his darndest to show his outof town guests a good time The White House beefed up its healthconscious menu to accommo date the renowned appetite of German Chancellor Helmut Kohl at Thursday nights big White House dinner And last time Kohl visited Clinton trooped across town to have lunch at the German leaders favorite Italian restaurant matching him caloriefor calorie at a feast of epic proportions Clinton joked that Kohl was so at home here Im happy to announce that after this dinner Chancellor Kohl will be conducting lours of the White As he passes the midpoint of his term Clinton is developing a cama raderie with world leaders that is cemented in their social encounters as well as their working relationships When John Major announced he would visit the United States last year Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Friday Feb 10 the 41st day of 1995 There are 323 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Feb President Roo sevelt British Prime Minister Win ston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin signed the Yalta Agree ment during World War II On this date In 1812 Massachusetts Gov Elbridge Gerry signed a redistricling law that favored his party giving rise to the term In 1847 inventor Thomas Alva Analysis Clinton learned the British prime min ister had family roots in Pennsylvania and decided they should take a pil grimage On a quick trip to Pittsburgh the two cruised a shopping mall wandered into a bar and ate at a trendy restaurant before heading back to Washington for a White House sleepover When Boris Yeltsin came to town the White House brought in the Yale Russian Chorus to sing folk tunes that soon had the Russian president singing and clapping and stomping his feet On Nelson Mandelas triumphal vis it to Washington as the new South African president Clinton assembled stalwarts from the antiapartheid move ment at a White House dinner where he spoke warmly of the bonds that tie South Africa and America Such encounters matter for more than simply their social value The good will fostered when leaders are at ease can only help them weath er the tensions that inevitably will arise Edison was born in Milan Ohio In 1858 a French girl Bernadette Soubirous claimed for the first time to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary near Lourdes In 1861 Presidentelect Lincoln departed Springicld for Wash ington In 1929 the Lateran Treaty was signed with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City In 1937 a sitdown strike against General Motors ended with the com pany agreeing to recognize the Unit ed Automobile Workers Union In 1979 followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized power in in international relations The discussions in the corridors are more important than those around the conference said Sen Claibome Pell a White House visitor over the decades who was among the guests who greeted Kohl Thursdays dinner turned out to be a case in point When Clinton realized that Kohl hadnt had time to meet with all the members of Congress hed wanted to see while in Washington the presi dent diverted all the legislators among the guests into the Blue Room for a brief postdinner schmooze before a blazing fire This is the culmination of a visit where all the pieces come White House Social Secretary Ann Stock said as the last couples drifted off the dance floor She pointed to Kohls toast as a reflection of the warm bonds that result Kohl addressed Clinton as Dear and spoke with emotion about the importance of a sense of home and belonging where people can find their saying such things matters far Iran nine days after the religious leader returned to his home country following 15 years of exile In 1986 Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky was released by the Soviet Union after nine years of captivity In 1989 Reverend Barbara C Harris became the first woman con secrated as a bishop in the Episcopal Church In 1993 President Clinton announced his choice of Miami pros ecutor Janet Reno to be the nations first female attorney general Ten years ago Saudi Arabias King Fahd met in Washington with President Reagan to discuss Middle East peace prospects more than politics or policy At the end of a day of talk on weighty matters such as NATO expan sion and Russias stability Kohl turned to Clinton and said What I was able to talk to you about here tonight is the essence of our human spirit All of this that we were talking about here tonight is more important than what we were talking about Clinton in turn spoke of how deeply touched he was when Kohl look him and his wife to his home town in Germany last year saying I felt riffht at Real leadership does not begin in theories but in places and lives like those I saw in the homes that we love and the people and the customs that make us who we he said After dinner Mrs Clinton called the exchange a unique moment at a for mal affair like this It was so heart It was only a dinner but then maybe it was just a little bit more Nancy Benac covers The White House for The Associated Five years ago South African black activist Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity walking through the gale of Victor Verster prison outside Cape Town In a stunning upset heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was knocked out in the 10th round of his fight with Busier Douglas in Tokyo One year ago President Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Morihi ro Hosokawa meeting at the White House failed to resolve key differ ences on trade A judge in Fort Worth Texas ordered Sen Kay Bai ley Hutchison acquitted of ethics charges after prosecutors refused to present their   

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