Sunday, December 8, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung o Sunday December g 5A Remember Pearl Harbor but dont neglect some fonder memories Lets remember Pearl Harbor as we did the Yesterday Dec was the 55th anniversary of the devastating and dastardly attack on Pearl Harbor Dec remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on that Sunday morning when the shocking news was broadcast over the radio Im sure almost every member of the Comal County Senior Citizens Center remembers that a date which will live in and what he or she was doing at the time It is the same with Nov the day John F Kennedy was assassinated People everywhere seem to remember just where they were and what they were doing when the news was broadcast And all seem to remember the shocking aftermath with Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald Thinking about these things made me want to remember a little more of December 1941 and the war years I remember bits and pieces of speeches I remember war posters and ration stamps meatless Tuesdays Knittin for Rosie the Uncle Sam Wants and Lucky Strike Green goes to And there were many many more What spirit and enthusiasm Every man woman and child rose to the occasion from 19411945 everyone doing a job either at home or in the Marie Dawson Guest Column service We kept our radios tuned in for news and how many times a day did we hear this song Buy a Bond for Freedom today Bonds for Freedom Thats what were selling in the USA Strike up the Freedom Band Play it throughout the Land Asking you to buy a Bond for Freedom I think those words are at least pretty close There are other times that many people remember where they were and what they were doing Perhaps when Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated or perhaps when Marilyn Monroe committed suicide or Jimmy Hoffa disappeared or the day World War II ended 1 still remember the radio announcement of the surrender and the frantic and frenzied happiness and celebrations Interesting that all these events have to do with death war politics and other horrors Now enough of morbid recollections What I really want to remind you of is something very pleasant This is a reminder not to forget our Potluck Christmas Cocktail Party and celebration at 5 to 7 Thursday Dance music will be provided by J B and Eudene Moore via tapes Kenneth Triesch will start the party by leading us in a few Christmas carols and will present a Christmas reading Please bring a snack to share sandwiches cheese dip chips cookies whatever you choose The center will provide wine tea and coffee Please join us It should be fun and you will still have time to make that special dinner date or another party Come enjoy a Christmas celebration with friends Here we are in the computer age Believe me things can go wrong It may be human error or it may not but this month somehow a couple of hundred of the newsletter labels did not print from the computer At this point these members did not receive a newsletter and the special Remember when booklet a pictorial history of the Center which was sent out for December We are trying to rectify this error every way we can If you did not receive your newsletter packet mailed in a large envelope this please call the center at 6294547 and we will see that you get one or you may come by to pick up your newsletter and booklet That would be of great help to us We apologize and hope you understand Marie Dawson lives in New Braunfels and writes a column on matters of interest to senior Glowfest to add its part to 200year history What is it about hot air balloons that stirs the spirit Just the sight of one on the horizon gets our attention People stop whatever they are doing to watch and sometimes to chase a single hot air balloon The prospect of seeing more than 20 hot air balloons at once is enough to ignite the enthusiasm of the entire community of New Braunfels The excitement is building as the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce prepares to conduct its first hot air balloon festival on Saturday and Dec 15 More than 20 balloons are expected to dazzle the crowds with daytime flyovers and a dramatic evening glow during Glowfest96 The glow takes place on Saturday at Prince Solms Park The tethered balloons inflated at nightfall by propane burners will hover over the park like giant Christmas ornaments Spectators can walk among the balloons or spread out blankets in the park to enjoy the glow listen to holiday music and sip hot chocolate There is no admission charge to Glowfest 96 Refreshments will be sold the grounds i Glowfest organizers families from New Braunfels arid surrounding communities to be drawn to Prince Solms Park by the same sense of adventure that has Estimated federal tax payments due Jan 15 The internal Revenue Service reminds people who make estimated tax payments that the fourth installment for 1996 is due Jan 15 1997 the payment should be sent to the IRS along with the fourth quarter payment vouchers from Form 1040ES Estimated Tax for Individuals To make sure that the payment is properly credited to your account the IRS asks that you write your social security number and the words 1996 Form 1040ES on the check If you expect to owe or more in federal tax on your 1996 you probably should make a quarterly payment by the Jan 15 deadline the IRS says However you can choose to skip the fourth quarter payment if you file your return early To take advantage of this option send in your regular 1996 federal income tax return and pay the entire amount due by Jan 31 who are selfemployed are usually required to make estimated tax payments The same goes for those who receive income not covered by withholding such as interest and dividends If you held a second job this year or were laid off and received unemployment benefits you also may to make these payments the 1HS says Form 1040ES has a worksheet which can help you figure the correct amount due To get a free copy of this form call the IRS tollfree at 1800TAX Form If you prefer you can have Form 1040ES faxed to you Using your fax machines handset dial 7034874160 and request Item Number 32 Computer users can download this form from the IRS Home Page on the World Wide Web To listen to a recorded summary of the estimated tax rules call TeleTax at 18008294477 and request tape number 335 Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service attracted man to hot air balloons for more than 200 years The fascination with ballooning dates to the late 1700s when hot air balloons became the first aircraft to satisfy mans urge to fly The Montgolfier brothers of France are credited with launching the first unmanned balloon in June 1783 Next the brothers sent up a balloon with passengers a duck rooster and sheep The balloon flew for eight minutes and rose to a height of feet The animals survived the flight with nothing more serious than a bad case of nerves so the brothers felt confident enough to send men up The first manned flight was made on June and was witnessed by most of the population of Paris Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis dArlandes rose about feet and stayed aloft for 25 minutes After that Montgolfier fever swept Europe with people trying to create bigger and better balloon designs Unfortunately several fatal accidents followed as the balloons caught fire easily In the search for safer balloons Professor Charles created balloons filled with hydrogen gas The gas balloon called was safer because no fire was needed and it stayed up longer than the Montgolfier hot air balloon These terms are still used to describe the different types of balloons In the United States hot air ballooning has been growing in popularity since the early 1960s when propanefueled balloons were introduced The balloons are safer than ever and accidents are rare The Federal Aviation Agency monitors these events and inspects the balloons just as they inspect all other aircraft Now hot air balloons are flown by thousands of sports enthusiasts at hundreds of hot air balloon festivals around the United States Nighttime balloon glows are a fairly new addition to the festivals The colorful tethered balloons literally glow with dazzling brilliance when their propane burners are lit During New Braunfels Glowfest 96 the air also will be filled with holiday music and the aroma of hot apple cider The unique holiday light display is guaranteed to stir the spirit For information contact Jim Scheele New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce 18005722626 Submitted by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Sheep Shop DISCOUNT BOOKSTORE WOOLY great deals on books music gifts and more located at The New Braunfels Factory Stores If youre looking for a new career with endless opportunities The Franklin Life Insurance Co may be exactly what you have in mind Youll have the chance to cam a substantial second income and to schedule your own work hours without giving up your present position Professional training provided All inquiries 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