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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Harmless mischief funmaking part of April Fools holiday HeraldZeitung 0 Sunday March O 5 A Tomorrow is April 1 sometimes known as April Fools Day On April 1 many people play practical jokes on each other and have been doing so for centuries One explanation for this custom is the fact that until the 16th Century New Years Day was celebrated on March 25 It frequently happened that this very happy and jolly New Years celebra tion fell during the Holy Week before Easter and sometimes even coincided with Good Friday itself To avoid such an unfortunate cir cumstance the authorities postponed the traditional New Years celebra tions to April 1 In 1564 when the French reformed the calendar New Years Day was mpved to Jan 1 The change confiised many people and in time it led to the fun of exchanging false greetings for the first of the year on the old day thus April 1 April Fools Day or All Fools Day as some call it It has also been suggested that the custom is a relic of the once prevalent practice of unlocking the gates of men tal institutions and allowing the insane to roam at large on April 1 Released from the asylum for one day they j became the unfortunate victims of I heartless pranksters who sent them on fools errands J Whatever the explanation April 1 I has become a day for harmless mis chief and funmaking It is a day for laughter But tradition demands that all hoax j ing must cease at noon Anyone extending the time limit makes of fool of himself j Now I finally understand a little rhyme we kids used to chant when I was a child I never knew the meaning I of it we just did it Ha Ha April Fools has come and past and youre the biggest fool at So no foolin J afternoon J In this season of good cheer and J new beginnings it might be a good time to let go of resentments grudges grouchiness and grumpiness It is a time to start over and enjoy the time j we have left j Pitch in volunteer help out any j way you can and you probably will be happier person j A sense of humor a positive atti j tude and a playful nature will go a long way in healing process of many ailments j To be able to laugh at oneself is a j show of strength and selfesteem and Marie Dawson it can help you out of a lot of awkward situations sometimes The beginning of Spring especial ly the month of April is the season of hope and new life In this period of new beginnings the Comal County Senior Center has acquired a new 15passenger van with the help of the Texas Department of Trans portation Our new beginnings and new services bring hope to many of the seniors who need transportation to the Center to medical appoint ments for shop ping and to social activities of various kinds We are excited about all the pro grams and possi bilities the new van brings The proposed April schedule and every month thereafter will be printed in the Centers newslet ter The handicapped equipped van is also available daily for those persons in wheelchairs or who need special care and attention Please call 6251800 for information reservations Also you may just call that number to make sugges tions Input from the community is always welcome Now enjoy your April Fools Day an remember my favorite saying that if you want to stay young and feel young do something outrageous but on April 1 just dont fool around after noon I leave you with this thought taken from just a few stanzas of a poem The Fools by Edward R Sill written in the 1800s The royal feast was done the King Sought some new sport to banish care And to his jester cried Sir Fool Kneel now and make for us a prayer The jester doffed his cap and bells And stood the mocking court before They could not see the bitter smile Behind the painted grin he wore He bowed his head and bent his knee Upon the monarchs silken stool His pleading voice arose O Lord Be merciful to me a Marie Dawson is a New Braun fels INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS INC A TEXAS BASED COMPANYESCORTED TOURS 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the discipline required to compete Today I have a 10yearold son Neal who has also been involved in sports since he was very young His favorite sport is soccer having played the game for the past seven years Just this year he tried out for and made the MB Blitz team a group of boys who also love soccer and whose skills are being developed now with a view to the future My son Neal is an intelli gent impressionable wellrounded Christian boy with a good sense of humor and a healthy respect for authority Having said this imagine then his excitement when asked to be a volun teer ball boy Friday March 8 for the New Braunfels High School Unicorn soccer team in a district home game against the Alamo Heights Mules Imagine working very hard on the sidelines with your friend Chris another ball boy to keep the soccer balls available for throwin during the game Imagine saying to your friend Chris That referee just made a dumb Imagine then if you will that referee a University Interscholastic League UIL referee from Austin a grown man running over to you pointing his finger in your face and saying Shut up and then running back on the field grinning Then at the halftime break fur ther imagine walking across the field to get something to drink with your friend Chris and three other boys and having that same UIL referee a grown man come up to you grab your shoul der once more put his finger in your face and say Son you are no longer a ball boy Im throwing you off the field get up into the stands Imagine the embarrassment and dis appointment of a 10yearold who looked up to officials but now seems needlessly afraid of them Im sure there was a much better technique this referee a grown man could have used to instruct a 10year old boy in the proper way to com ment on a referees call Am I wrong to wonder why a child cant express an opinion to his friend regarding an offi cials call Neal did not yell at the ref eree nor show him disrespect It seems to me that the referee a grown man chose to handle this incident in such a fashion as to exert his power over a 10yearold doesnt that make him a big man He owes Neal an apology Imagine that Neal actually gets one Nah too hard to imagine Sherry L Hilt New Braunfels In memory of Vemon William Strey Editor The following is in memory of Ver non William Strey Wie ein sanfier Schlummer der die Miiden Nach der Tagesarbeit tiberfallt So des Frommen Tod er schlaft in Frieden Sanfi hiniiber in die bessere Welt 1 Ach zufriih hist du geschieden Und umsonst war unser Flehn Ruhe nun in Gottes Frieden Bis wir einst uns widersehn 2 Like a gentle slumber which befalls The weary after days of toil and grace So is the death of a pious man he sleeps In peace and goes up to a better place 1 Oh you left us all too soon And our pleas were all in vain Gently rest in the peace of God Until we meet each other again 2 Footnotes 1 and 2 are from Ger manTexana by Gilbert J Jordan Chap 7 page 71 combined verses of and Epitaphs in Verse Form Vemon William Strey passed away Wednesday March 13 1996 He was bom on Nov 27 1931 in Marion Texas the son of Emil H and Sophie Strey He was baptized on Feb 14 1932 at St John Lutheran Church in Marion and was confirmed on April 14 1946 Vemon served with the United States Navy for four years as a radio operator He met his wife Barbara while serving in the Navy and they were married on Nov 19 1954 He worked for more than 30 years with the Texas Depart ment of Public Safety Communica tions Mr Strey became a member of Faith TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Cult 5 Rice dish 10 As well 14 Biblical weed 15 Novelist Jong 16 Winegrowing valley 17 Wise owl 18 Wrens abodes 19 Russian ruler 20 Esteem 22 Jugs 24 Name of a thing 26 Norwegian capital 27 Like a snake 31 Originated 35 Oklahoma town 36 Break in the action 37 Holy city 38 Soil 40 Lunch and dinner 43 Beloved 44 Rose oil 46 Hari 48 Jillian or Richards 49 Type of scheme 50 Records 52 Helper 54 Wanes 55 Justice 59 Moved to the beat of the music 63 Singer Fitzgerald 64 Billy Joels Man 66 Tiny amount 67 Actor Guinness 68 Nearer the facts 69 Ages 70 Chance 71 Editor Gurley Brown 72 Persian ruler DOWN 1 Headliner 2 Facility 3 Steep rock 4 Renter 5 The Pit and the 6 Anger 7 Speech problem 8 Lights camera 9 Observes Lent 10 Moored 11 Loll around 12 Mast 13 Paddles cousins 21 Vex 23 Mollusk 25 Cleopatras river 27 Troopers tool PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVED 31396 1996 Uniled Feature Syndicate 28 Costume designer Head 29 Celebration 30 Crocketts last stand 32 Large body of water 33 Meager 34 Deserves 39 Larch 41 Fancy trim 42 Like a mule 45 Check 47 Pulpit 50 Want 51 Catches sight of 53 Distance down 55 Dread 56 Want for Christmas 57 Quebecs 58 Novelist Bellow 60 61 Sicilian volcano 62 Sprint 65 Born Lutheran Church Austin in 1959 and served as an usher for many years He was an avid genealogist and was the current treasurer of the Comal County Genealogy Society He gave many vol unteer hours to the North Central Care givers in Austin driving clients to their appointments or to do needed shop ping Mr Strey was preceded iii death by his father Emil H Strey of Seguin and a brother Norman L Strey of Cibolo He is survived by his wife Barbara Strey and sons Daniel Joseph and Kurt all of Austin his mother Sophie Strey of Seguin brothers Wilburh O Strey of San Antonio and Gary E Strey of Seguin three nephews and one niece His friends will always remember him as a goodhearted person always willing to lend a hand no matter how big or small the job He was a cousin to all having completed more than 18 family genealogies presently housed in the research room at the Sophienburg Archives in New Braunfels We will miss him dearly Mary Louise Foerster Vice President Comal County Genealogy Society Air your feelings on proposed regulations Editor On April 10 Texas Parks Wildlife will be conducting a public comment hearing on proposed hunting and fish ing regulations for the 199697 sea son These hearings are held every year to give the public a chance to voice opinions on regulation pro posals I would like to bring one of the proposed regulations to your attention as it affects everyone who enjoys fish ing The regulation being proposed would restrict fishing on a section of the Low er Guadalupe River from the eastern most FM 306 bridge at Whitewater Sports to the second River Road cross ing 10 The regulation if approved would change to Artificial lures only a total ban on all fishing with worms minnows Bag limit reduction on trout from five per day to three per day Minimum length limit from no minimum to 16 inch minimum for trout Texas Parks Wildlife Inland Fish eries Division is proposing this regula tion on behalf of a fly fishing club Trout Unlimited based in Austin who have lobbied them for this regulation Trout Unlimited has been privately stocking trout in the river and also leas es property along the proposed special regulation area I agree TU has done a good job of privately stocking trout in our public river but that doesnt mean they deserve a special regulation written to favor them and restrict everyone else also stocks trout in the river bought with funds from the sale of freshwater trout stamps to the general public The reasoning behind this proposal is to reduce the number offish kept by the general public in order to create a tro phy trout fishery for fly fishermen isnt even sure this proposal will work In order for to obtain their goal they say they must ban the most basic and widely used type of fishing there is fishing with natural bait This would be the first regulation of its kind in this state I am not against reducing the daily bag limit on trout in hopes of increasing the population and size of this exotic species however banning all natural bait fishing so that a small group of fly fishermen can have a semiprivate trout preserve on a public Texas river is wrong This regulation if allowed to pass would make it against the law for a child to fish for perch with an earth worm on this section of river When I questioned personnel in Austin to verify this their response was Take them somewhere I think a child catching a fish is more important than a group of adults having a trophy trout fishery Residents of this area have learned to tolerate a lot of things but having their fishing rights taken away by a special interest group should not be one of them The public comment hearing will be held April 10 7 at the Comal County Courthouse Annex Commis sioners Courtroom in New Braunfels I urge you to attend and voice your opinion on this special interest regula tion Craig Goedrich Canyon Lake See more Letters to the Editor on Page 3A of todays newspaper STUMPED Call for Answers t Touchtone or Rotary Phones 19004543535 ext code 540 95c per minute 25 OFF ALL BRAS AND SHARERS Shaping has never been more beautiful Eighteen Cross Your and more Reg now Forever Lace underwire bra reg now And matching control brief now Intimate Apparel Buy any two or shapers and receive from by mail Ask 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