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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas OfMlllt flWMUMR submit and guw columns etoctronlcally by way of services or Internet or to contact staff membwi edttora iddrew Violence of language leads to violence of 1 acdoo Angry seldom flgbt If their tongues do not lead the Victor Roman essayist ophthalmologist 1917 drive participants American J Region members recognized for efforts KUDOS is a regular feature of the HeraldZeitung in which readers can thank or recognize the work or support of individuals and organizations in our community To submit an item for KUDOS write to HeraldZeitung do KUDOS 707 Landa NewBraunjels TX The Department of Mission and Service of First Protestant Church was happy to have the Confirmation Class of 1996 assist ing with the community blood drive on May 19 The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center saw 24 members and friends of First of which 23 were able to donate On behalf of the confirmands the church and the community sincere thanks is extended to all participants Also congratulations and thank you to the confirmands for being part of a first Protestant mission project Sarah Meckel and Andy Kramer distributed posters Dee Andra Baker Elizabeth innemann and Tarnsen Smith provided cookies Kyle Beeson Matthew Lackey Andreas Lavin Elizabeth Ninnemann Angela a great learning experience while helping save lives Participants were greeted by Courtney Swander a representative from the Department of Mission and Service and Charlene Nolle Although the turnout was a bit low all Avilntv Metribnal Day when there is an unusually high demand lor blood r Charlene NoUe drive coordinator The American Legion cares The Guadalupe Valley American Legion Post is proud to have displayed 100 American flags in the downtown area on Monday May 27 to honor all veterans We hope the citizens of New Braunfels enjoyed the spectacular sight These flags are displayed yearly on all patriotic holidays We look forward to the continued patriotism of this citys citizens For God and country Members of Post KUDOS to you American Legion Post passes for famous son Write The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue Hie editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctua tion and known factual errora Letters should 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 cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the Brprevious 30 days j Mail letters to to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 NewBraunfelfl Texas 781311328 JPFtac 210 6254224 o b New Braunfels HeraldZeitung t y v Editor tor of Advertising Debbie BantaScott I Advertising Jack psteen Manager V Lee Hall Billy Parnell l City i W f j r f worths iMiff 4H owe year Herchlfchen Glueckwunsch nachtraeglich zum Oeburstat Ferdinand Jakob LJndheimer or belat ed happy birthday for Qemuui nonscholars like His 194th birthday was 21 Someone could write a bestseller maybe a ministries about Lindheimers life As far as I know hes the only man in this county that has two monuments dedicated to turn by the said Bar ney Canion Canion and his wife Ethel were longtime care takers of die Ferdinand Undheimer Home Museum on Comal Avenue Ive been studying him for maybe Canion said Lindhehner came to what is now Comal County before Prince Sobns and the first In fact he helped guide the Germans to the banks of the Guadalupe River rle taught these people democ Canion said The first founders needed to be taught Ger many was still a collection of monarchies when they set out for Texas In fact several sources say Lind heimer came to America because his part in the abortive 1833 Frankfurt uprising made him persona non grata with his family of prosperous merchants Undheimer is known the father of Texas botany said Dolores Schumann who copublished the guide to the Landa Park Arboretum Lindheimer spent 13 years collecting and cata loguing from to Texas plant species Over 35 species bear his name Canion thinks the number is 38 he said Maybe the prickly pears knew their namesakes birthday was coming up when they bloomed so bril liantly this Their sdentifk name is opuntia lindhefaneri HeraldZeitung readers should remember Lindheimer at Tuesday through Friday plus Sunday He founded the NeuBraurifelzer Zeitung in 1851 and published h out of his home for 24 years He felt compelled by the urge to defend the truth and he wrote to his friend George Engelmahn Uixlheirner was an abolition like a true Texan was also an ardent believer in states rights New Braunfels evidently did not always appre ciate Lindheimers various candid opinions Once a group of citizens angry at what hed written in the newspaper dumped his press into the Comal Riy er The Lindheimer miniseries would have to include his wife Eleanore Reinarz She is 27 years old but looks 19 and has lived here a year already without getting sick a true asset in frontier the smit ten Lindheimer wrote to Engelmann He calls her a wonderful Ethel Canion Susan Flynt England said He could not have done the things that he did in collecting me flowers or printing the newspaper without her The Lindheimer blockbuster could also include surviving a shipwreck off Mobile anil swimming to shore fighting in Sam Houstons army UVing in Mexico about 10 yeart where he man aged a distillery a sugar plantation and a banana plantation v living with the Chiowa Indian nation exploring the Texas wilderness with a horse cart the bare necessities and only two dogs for company Anyone wanting to relive Lindheimers adven tures can read A Life Among the Texas Flora Fer dinand Lindheimers letters to George available at the Dittlinger Memorial Library Lindheimer himself may have written of the most fitting tribute New Braunfels could give him Schu mann said I have kept back one specimen of every plant known to me I must decide upon a more secure location somewhere here in Texas when I can estab lish an herbarium of indigenous plants I must also have a botanical garden somewhere hereabouts where I can protect rare Sounds like a good idea Susan Ffynt England is a columnist and editorial assistant with the HeraldZeitung The Sophienburg Archives and Dolores Schumann provided source materials for this GIVE you RnY TRUCK lewis OF 10MWDE5FOR ONE MARKET Netanyahu appears before cheering supporters By DAN PERRY Associated Press Writer TEL AVIV Israel AP Rightwing leader Benjamin Netanyahu appeared before cheering sup porters today as he headed for victory over Prime Minister Shimon Peres in elections that will shape the future of the Middle East Netanyahu led by votes out of nearly 3 million cast in Wednesdays election or percent to Peres percent His margin grew slightly today because of a recount of some ballot boxes Netanyahu also was ahead in the absentee ballots being counted separately Israel Radio said Most absentee voters are soldiers who traditionally lean to the right and their votes were expected to go to Netanyahu Ringed by security guards Netanyahu posed for reporters outside his Jerusalem home this afternoon with his wife Sarah The country is in good he said waving at two dozen teenage supporters who chanted Vic tory Today In History By The Associated press Today is Friday May 31 the 152nd day of 1996 Then are 214 days left in the year Todays Highlight In History On May more man people perished when a dam break sent water rushing through John stown Pa On grit dafe In 1977 the transAlaska oil pipeline three years In WW composer Franz Joseph Haydn died in in the making was completed Vienna Austria In 1989 House Speaker Jim Wright dogged by In poet Walt Whitman was bom in West questions about his ethics announced he would fptNiY resign Thomas Fotey later succeeded In the Senate voted unanimously to In 1994 the United States announced it was no declare a policy of jioMoteiference in the Hawaiian longer aiming longrange nuclear missiles at targets Islands in the former Soviet Union H ItlO the Union of South Africa was founded Ten yeart ago Bobby Rahal won the raindelayed In 1113 the 17th Amendment to the Constitu Indianapolis 500 with a record average speed of popular election of mph atari wp declared in effect Five years ago leaders of Angolas two wping In 191fc during Work War I British and German factions signed peace treaty ending a flwts fought ttw Battle of Jutland offDenmark civil war health officials announced a new Netanyahu spokesman Shai Bazak said the candi date would not claim victory before Sunday Final unofficial election results were expected by late today the Central Election Commission said Palestinian leader Yasser Arafats Cabinet was to meet in special session tonight to discuss the outcome Palestinian leaders expressed concern that a Netanyahu victory would slow or paralyze negotia tions with the Palestinians over the final status of the West Bank Gaza Strip and Jerusalem Maybe the next government will hesitate and said Mustafa Natche the Palestinian may or of the West Bank town of Hebron Maybe there will be a continuous delay in all the fields This will be dangerous for the peace Netanyahu pledged in his campaign Jewish settlements in the West Bank block the cre ation of a Palestinian state and retain Jerusalems sta tus as a capital of Israel only He also said he would not honor a commitment by Peres to pull troops out of most of Hebron Bazak his spokesman tried to allay Palestinian In 1961 South Africa became an independent republic In 1962 World War II Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel for his role in me Nazi Holocaust In 1970 tens of thousands of people died in an earthquake in Peru In 1976 Martha Mitchell the estranged wife of former Attorney General John N Mitchell died in fears today saying the opposition leader was com mitted to a deep obligation to peace with all our neighbors including the Hebrons mayor urged Peres to pull Israeli troops from Hebron before he leaves office There was no immediate response from Peres camp Religious Jews and Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza who provided two solid blocs of sup port for Netanyahu rejoiced Thursday as Netanyahu held his slim lead We feel like this is said Aryeh Saraf a resident of the West Bank settlement of Beit El The mood was funereal among Peres supporters in largely secular Tel Aviv Gathering at the site where a rightwing student shot prime minister Yitzhak Rabin seven months ago they laid red and white wreaths at the spot where he fell Rabin was killed on Nov 4 Peace was killed on May one sign said I think it is going to destroy the peace process I only hope the damage Netanyahu causes is not so big that we cant then solve 19yearold Cpl Shin EvanChaim said Medicare fee schedule One year ago President Clinton declared he was ready to permit the temporary use of American ground forces in Bosnia to help peacekeepers move to safer positions if necessary Sen Bob Dole accused Hollywood of promoting violence rape and casual sex in music and movies and said the main streaming of deviancy must come to an Todays Birthdays Prince Rainier of Monaco is 73 Actordirector Clint Eastwood is 66 Opera singer Shirley Verrett is 63 Singer Peter Yarrow is 58 Former Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite is 57 Singer Johnny Paycheck is 55 Actress Sharon Gless is 53 Football HallofFamer Joe Namath is 53 Actor Tom Berenger is 46 Actor Gregory Har rison is 46 Comedian Chris Elliott is 36 Actress Lea Thompson is 35 Rapper DMC is 32 Rapper Kid Frost is 32 Actressmodel Brooke Shields is 31 Thought for Today Love is enough though the world be William Morris Eng lish poet and artist
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