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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY 50 CENTS New Braunfels The Landa Park Gazebo Herald2 8 Pages in two sections Tuesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 143 years Home of SARAH J LOPEZ Vol 143 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Sarah J Lopez Jessica M Carver Adeline Schmidt and Petra Acevedo River and aquifer information Comal River 270 cubicfeetper up 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 02 Guadalupe River Music boosters meet Canyon Music Boosters meet Tuesday Oct 17 at in the Canyon High School Band Hall Seminar to focus on sexual harassment and sexual assault The Comal County Womens Center Laurel Ridge Treat ment Center Hill Country Counseling Center and McKenna Hospitals Health Link will cosponsor a presen tation on Sexual Harass Assault from to at the Laurel Ridge Treatment Center on 1293 East Common Street in New Braunfels on Thursday Oct 19 Both mothers and teenage daughters would benefit from this presentation Home schoolers to take field trip Southlake Baptist Church of Canyon Lake home of the Home School Support Group has set a field trip for Oct 19 The group will meet at South lake Baptist Church 77 FM 3159 at 10 and drive to the Texas Museum of Trans portation in San Antonio for a tour at 11 The group meets at the church every Fri day at 10 For information call Karen at 8852224 La Leche League to meet La Leche League of New Braunfels meets Wednesday Oct 18 at 10 in the meet ing room of NBNB Center North 1000 N Walnut St Breastfeeding mothers and babies and motherstobe are welcome to attend For infor mation call Dana at 6251240 or Mary at 6092889 Youth center planning session A founders meeting for those interested in forming a youth recreation facility will be held at 7 Oct 18 at the Dittlinger Memorial Library meeting room A board of directors will be chosen to try to set up a facility where youngsters especially those at risk can go after school to study and play Everyone invited Schaefer reunion Descendants of Carl and Elizabeth Ackermann Schae fer are invited to attend the 15th Reunion of the Schaefer Family at the Saengerhalle Sunday Oct 22 Registration at 10 Lunch at Bring a meat dish and one other dish of your choice Bring serving spoons This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint By DEMISE DZ1UK Staff Writer Rural recycling has been available to residents within Comal County for a little over a month and figures are already proving it is a success according to its organizers Rural recycling was implemented in the coun ty Sept 11 As of Oct tons of recyclable material has been collected This shows a 17 percent diversion from the county landfill and already exceeds the programs 15 percent goal set for the year We did it in one month instead of a year like we had planned That should indicate how well its said County Commissioner Moe Schwab who was responsible for devel r oping the program Schwab said the initial participation was a result of education and advertising before the program began However he said the biggest factor now is word of A few places have seen low turnout If there is not a continual weekly increase Schwab said he may adjust the location schedule by adding new locations and only going to others once a week However he said overall participation has been good and it may be too soon to make adjustments I couldnt be more pleased Participation is still on an upswing and thats he said Gabe Garcia a marketing representative with BrowningFerris Industries said partici pation in the project is good considering the fact that residents have to take their recyclable mate proves popular rials to pickup locations However tie said there is little that can be done to guarantee participation remains high Its up to the residents We cant go out there and force people to recycle if they dont want to Thats the he said Garcia said this was the first time the compa ny had dealt with this type of program He said this made it hard to determine what kind of par ticipation to expect However Garcia said that since the program appears to be such a success BFI is amending the contract with the county to allow the county to collect 00 percent of the pro ceeds from the sale of material instead of the orig inal 50 percent The change was made effective Oct 1 We calculated it on a worstcase scenario We had never done anything like that before Now we think we can break even on the haul and rental he said Schwab said the county has not received a check from BFI yet so it is not clear how well the program is doing financially He said the equip ment was purchased with grants and the only cost to the county is labor and maintenance He said it will be more clear after the county gets the first check and can compare it to costs He also added that the cost of running the program would be a lot higher if it werent for all the volunteers The program would not be such a great suc cess if it werent for the volunteers They deserve to be really care about the said Schwab Hear the Thunder photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Goalie Peter Linghamfelter snags a shot during soccer practice of The Thunder at HEB Field Hundreds of kids are participating in the Youth Soccer League this fall Five arrested cash and vehicles seized in cocaine sting New Braunfels Police officers recently participated in an undercover oper ation which netted five suspected cocaine dealers in California and Colorado The five were arrested Oct 7 and charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute Working undercover weeks before the arrest a NBPD officer posed as a cocaine distributor The officer infiltrated a large suspected cocaine operation working throughout California Colorado and Texas The five arrested are suspected of smuggling cocaine into the from Mexico and distributing it throughout the three states Assisting in the operation were officers from the Castroville Police Department the Schertz Police Department the Universal City Police Department the San Antonio District Attorneys Office and the San Anto nio regional offices of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Bureau of Alco hol Tobacco and Firearms Officers seized in cash a 1996 Dodge Pickup and a 1978 Ford Taurus along with the arrests Further investigation is continuing in the three states with more arrests possible ITS NOT JUST A BANDITS A BROTHERHOOD World War n Army Band comes back together in New Braunfels 55 years later By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer They were instrumental in the success of the Allied effort in World War II Europe Their support helped thousands of American troops summon the strength to keep on fighting the hellish battles of the European theater Formed right here in New Braunfels they were the core of the 36th Division Band The band recently came together in New Braunfels to celebrate the 55th reunion of its 1940 mobiliza tion said band leader Lorenz Bading of New Braunfels We always gave 110 percent its not just a band its a he said The 133rd Field Artillery Regimental Band was organized April Bading said Just imagine from the time we were orga nized until when we were mobilized we met every single Bading said We were called into federal service Nov 25 he said over a year before Pearl The band was attached to a combat division and they served continuously from Nov 1940 until June 1945 Bading said The band was stationed around the from 1940 to 1943 from Camp Bowie Texas to Camp Blanding to Camp Edwards Mass Theirs was the first military band to play on the European continent Bading said Sept 20 1943 near Salerno The invasion of Salerno was nine months before Bading said We were fighting in Italy nine months before the landing in There was no hightech equipment for sol diers entertainment Bading said no TVs no Walkmans no Gameboys The band filled that he said Their European service record reads like a map of World War II Europe French Algeria French Morocco in North Africa Italy France Germany and Austria As well as Salerno the band participated in invasions into France Ger many and Austria Bading said The band had to carry instruments at all times they never knew when they would be called on for a command performance We had to cany instruments on ship because we had to serve as entertainment on the Bading said The 36th Division Band rehearses in Italy in We played for the first contingent of WACS as they arrived in North he said Members of the band got the same training as the rest of the soldiers You name it we did Bading said amphibious training security guard duty prisoner and traffic control litter bearers vehicle driving and maintenance civil ian evacuations Sometimes our duty was just staying he said The band played almost constantly it seemed They played military training music marching reviews formations ceremonies parades con certs religious services dances and USO func tions Bading said The band didnt go there to rest we were a busy Bading said 1 dont know how many thousands of miles we spent on the back of a For four months of the winter in France we never saw the ground through the snow and ice and we lived Bading said When the band was formed in New Braunfels it was one of 11 bands Bading said It was streamlined to four then to one of he said The local 133rd band was retained and des ignated the 36th Div Artillery Band In Jan 1944 1944 this local band was merged with the 142nd Infantry Regimental Band out of Brownwood Texas to become the 36th Infantry Division Bading said The 36th Division including its band spent over 400 days in combat Bading said They suf fered casualties and captured over of the he said From Oct 2 to 29 1994 we played 153 sep arate musical Bading said from Dec 6 1944 to April 1 1945 over 600 perfor The end result you have a closeknit Bading saidx Lewis and Eleanor Coldeway organized the 1995 reunion Band members and their wives came from as far as Florida Philadel phia and Michigan Band members at the reunion still living in New Braunfels are Lorenz Bading clarinet and Lewis Coldeway Nel son Jung trombone and Roy E Liesnmn drum major and French and Clarence Simon Local band members now deceased arc Elton Lchmann Georgie Beisser French horn and Ferdie Magcl trombone and Kenneth Tollc and Wilton Eberhardl French Two Solms men arrested on marijuana charges Narcotics and patrol deputies from the Comal County Sheriffs Office obtained and served two narcotics search warrants in the Solms area The warrants were served at and Friday Oct 13 1995 in the 1800 block of Wald Road and the 5100 block of Old Highway 81 respectively Arrested and charged with possession of mar ijuana four ounces to five pounds a state jail felony was Timothy Ramirez 19 His brother Thomas Ramirez III 24 of the same address was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana under two ounces a Class B misdemeanor Delta Ramirez 24 wife of Thomas was also arrested on outstanding local misdemeanor issuance of bad check warrants Rene Gomez 31 is in the Comal County Jail under bonds totaling for outstand ing possession of marijuana and forgery war rants Based on the results of the Old Highway 81 search warrant he was charged with pos session of marijuana to 2 with a bond of The two search warrants were not Additional charges are not anticipated at this time Expert to help plan holiday spending HealthLink the Wellness Club of McKenna Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a health talk to help New Braunfels citizens plan their holiday spending A representative of the nonprofit Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater San Antonio will present information to help you evaluate your financial plans for the giftgiving season Giving is so much fun that you can easily spend too much money You need to create and follow a budget so that you feel good about the gifts you pre sent yet avoid credit trouble The program will be held Friday Oct 20 1995 at 9 at the New Braunfels Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa Call 6069111 Ext 442 for more information Clinton earns rave reviews for his speech on race relations See Page 4
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