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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                14 0 HeraldZeitund O Friday Auaust Descendants to dedicate marker in memory of Martin J Dittmar Descendants of Martin J Dittmar 18031846 are invited to attend a brief memorial service in New Braun fcls at 11 on Saturday morning Aug 26 1995 Rev Elias Rode will preside at this ceremony to dedicate a permanent bronze marker commemorating Mar tins death in 1846 This event will take place at the old New Braunfels Cemetery located on Hwy 81 business in the south cost part of New Braunfels on the west si ie of IH35 between Peach and Grape avenues A reception will be held following the ceremony at Krauses Cafe 148 S Castell in downtown New Braun fels one block off the town square A dutch lunch will be available for those who wish to dine Krauses has reserved a room for our use Martin Dittmar left Schmalkalden Germany departing from Bremen on Aug 21 1845 and sailed on the brig Garonne to Galveston arriving on Dec With Martin were his wife Catheri na nee his stepdaughter Catherina and four small children Anna Martin John George and the baby Elizabeth They traveled first to Indianola then by oxdrawn wagon to New Braunfels This trip took several months and many immigrants became ill and died along the way Mr Dittmar also became ill but thought he would get better if he could make it as far as New Braunfels Instead his condition worsened and he became weaker and weaker On Aug 17 1846 he was given the Lutheran last rites of com munion and four days later on Aug 21 he died Martins illness is thought to be the result of a cholera epidemic which claimed hundreds of other victims at that time sometimes wiping out entire families before it ran its course These victims including Martin were car ried out to the cemetery daily and placed in an open mass grave Wood en markers places on the gravesite were destroyed by a prairie fire some years later After Martins untimely death Mrs Dittmar and her children traveled on to Fredericksburg where they suffered many hardships includ ing the death of the baby Elizabeth soon after their arrival At the 1995 Dittmar reunion at Lan da Park June 25 it was decided to go ahead with a project to place some type of permanent marker near Mar tins gravesite This will also mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Dittmar family in Texas when Texas was still a republic Pedernales Electric Coop gives energysaving tips Members of Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc PEC can take steps now to keep September and October electric bills under control As Central Texans begin to feel the effects of soaring summer tempera tures remember that air conditioning units can account for up to 50 per cent of home energy use during the peak heat months of July and August As a result electric bills could go up considerably this fall if you do not take steps now to avoid heavy use of electricity during the summers hottest days PEC electric bills for electricity used by members in July and August will not arrive until September and October Members who plan ahead may be pleasantly surprised when summer cooling bills arrive PEC offers the following sugges tions to help conserve energy and keep cooling bills under control while stay ing comfortable this summer Set thermostats wisely For every degree above 78 that you set your thermostat you can cut about 3 per cent from energy use for that period Use ceiling fans or room fans Circulated air from ceiling fans can make a room feel 4 to 6 degrees cool er By using ceiling fans you can set your thermostat at higher tempera tures but stay cool as temperatures soar Turn the thermostat to a higher temperature before leaving home for more than two hours If a unit is turned off completely it may use more ener gy to cool off when you return home Close curtains or window shades before leaving home for the day espe cially on the sunny side of the house to minimize the effects of heat from sunlight in the home For longterm benefits plant shade trees in critical areas to save up to 10 percent on cool ing bills Check the Seasonal Energy Effi ciency Ratio SEER on your air con ditioning system Consider replace ment of inefficient systems with a heat pump or other energy efficient system for longterm savings on cool ing and heating costs Change or clean the filter in your cooling unit once monthly for opti mum efficiency Use lowheat cooking equipment microwaves outdoor grills or slow cookers whenever possible and pre pare foods at cooler times of day Check around home for air leaks Seal any leaks you can fix yourself Finally remember PECs billing schedule and plan ahead to avoid costly summer cooling bills TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Swiftly 6 and potatoes 10 Alaskan city 14 Mexican sandwiches 15 Shakespearean villain 16 Racetrack shape 17 Eyes nerve 18 blank 19 Clock sound 20 Oater roles 23 Peruse a book 24 Lummox 25 Salts ditty 29 Grasshopper 33 Affirmatives 34 Ceremony 35 Anger 36 Goodnatured 37 Tizzies 39 Make a cake 40 Wedding promise 41 Buckeye State 42 Yearned lor 43 Fortress 45 Baubles 47 False statement 48 Grin 49 Charlie Browns pal 57 Charles Lambs pen name 58 Maine from California 59 Actress Maureen 60 Actor Guinness 61 62 Gourmet mushroom 63 Zhivagos love 64 Take care of 65 Wooden post DOWN 1 Tiny particle 2 Daddy 3 Play opener 4 Mattress part 5 Dates 6 Lunch time 7 Having handles 8 Seaweed product 9 Barge pushers 10 Tell 11 Roman poet 12 Nutmeglike spice 13 Deer 21 Female sandpiper 22 Speed 25 Distrustful person 26 Childrens classic 27 Wide tie 28 Born 29 Baby fox PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVED 81795 1995 United Feature Syndicate 30 Princess of Wales 31 Vexed 32 Actions 34 Grande 37 Gauziest 38 Nothing 39 Take part in an auction 41 Garfield pooch 42 Curtain trim 44 Llamas cousin 45 Banged up 46 Cereal grain 48 Buffalo 49 Chime 50 Singer Fitzgerald 51 Dock 52 Gander or drake 53 Cat on Tin Roof 54 Home of Scarlett OHara 55 Hike 56 Kind of lock DryCool starts building in Selma Munters Division manufacturer of desiccant based dehumidification air condi tioning systems has begun con struction of a new foot office and plant on Lookout Road in Selma just north of San Antonio Scheduled for Dec com pletion the new building will be sit uated on 10 acres near the compa nys current site The facility will have the capability of expanding to square feet The developer of the project is Dolan Contractors a compa ny that specializes in designing and building manufacturing facilities and distribution centers The Munters DryCool Division was formed at its present location in January of 1991 By the fall of 1991 production of the desiccant based HVAC systems began in the foot manufacturing plant We have outgrown the building were in and with our 40 percent growth rate last year and the same expected this year we are in need of more plant capacity as we increase the number of Larry Klekar said Munters DryCool cur rently employs 50 manufacturing and office personnel in Selma Our DryCool Division has been very successful in developing busi ness with expanding retail and super market chains such as WalMart and KMart and the HEB grocery com said Sven Lundin Munters Corporation president who was on hand for the groundbreaking The company maintains a clean and green manufacturing process said Klekar so not only is the final prod uct designed to improve air quality and cut down on freon usage but all steps followed in assembling the units are designed to be environ mentally friendly For example alu minum housing that does not require painting is used for the desiccant based air conditioning systems and fasteners are used instead of glue for securing insulation Food Bank donation The Lutheran Brotherhood Cedar Branch recently donated worth of food to the New Braunfels SOS Food Bank The food bank Is located In the 200 block of Merrlweather St and can use the food to stock Its shelves Personnel from Wuests food store prepared the order for Items currently needed and Cedar Branch volunteers made the deliv ery Pictured I to r are Cedar Branch volunteer Howard Beutler Wuest manager Darrell Donnell and Bill Doollttle receiving the food for the food bank Volksmarch planned for Labor Day In celebration of their fifth anniver sary the Hill Country Hikers of Boeme welcome all walkers to a Labor Day Volksmarch Monday Sept 4 day only This event is sanctioned by the American Volksport Association The trail will be 10K in distance and rated The route will be on paved roads with some hills and is suitable for strollers but may be difficult for wheel chairs You are invited to register anytime between and 12 noon All walkers are encouraged to be off the trail by 3 The will be at Bergheim at The Crossing subdivision located off Hwy 3351 From New Braunfels take Hwy 46 west to 3351 turn right and go 5 miles to The Crossing sub division The event will be held regardless of the weather Food will be sold at the and water will be provided at the and along the route Families are encouraged to bring their children and pets on leashes are wel comed A special 5th anniversary A award will be offered for this event The 3 embroidered patch depicts brie of the many squirrels who will enter tain you as you walk Participants may walk for free for an award and credit or for IW credit only Each participant must carry a start card Also taking place on Labor Day weekend Sept 14 the Annual Kendall County Fair will be held at the Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne For more information con earning the fair accommoda tions in and around the Boeme area call the Boerne Chamber of Com merce 2102498000 For additional information con cerning the Hill Country Hikers 5th Anniversary Labor Day Walk con tact Maxine Brantley after 6 at 2102493640 Boerne or Mary Bone 2106982076 San The HeraldZeitung is your local news source Subscribe today by calling 6259144 Dont Miss Out Sale Ends s Wtagte Chaf Save Big on landise ighout 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