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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID SULLENS, Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN, Managing Editor Page 4AHerald-Ze/fung, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, April 10, 1991Harald-Ztitung Published Sunday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, 707 Landa St., or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328. Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels Herald Zeitung at New Braunfels, Texas. DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager LONE■ BEASLEY Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Blanco and Kendall counties: three months, $ 10.25; six months, $17.90; one year, $32. Senior Citizens Discount (carrier delivery only): six months, $14.90; one year, $27.00. Mail delivery outside Comal County, in Texas: three months, $18.00; six months, $32; one year, $60. Mail outside Texas: six months, $42; one year, $70. If you have not received your newspaper by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by 7:30 a.m. Sunday, call 625-9144 or 658-1900 by 7 p.m. and ll a.m., respectively. Postmaster: Send address changes to P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328.Kudos The Herald salutes residents who make our world better Every week residents of our area do many, many things that deserve special recognition. Often those things find their way into the pages of this newspaper, but sometimes they don’t. This space is devoted each week to providing that recognition. Some of what appears in it will be taken from the pages of the Herald-Zeitung. Some will be provided by our readers. If you know of someone who deserves spacial recognition, let us know. Call either Managing Editor Janine Green or Editor and Publisher David Sullens and we’ll take it from there. Our telephone number is 625-9144. Kudos this week go to: • Native New Braunsfelscr H. Fritz Welsch on his unanimous selection as Grosse Opa for 1991 by the Wurstfest board of directors. • The laboratory at McKenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels on having been awarded a two-year accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists. • Clara Heidemann, the president and owner of Natural Bridge Caverns and the Natural Bridge Ranch, on her recent recognition at the 7th Annual Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. • New Braunfels Boy Scout Christopher Bucche on his March 14 receipt of a Lifesaving Certificate from the Alamo Area Boy Scout Council. According to Scoutmaster Kevin Clayton of Troop 381 and Scout Executive Stuart Potter, Bucche in July 1990 reached in and plucked a toddler from Landa Lake. Buechc’s is just the fourth such certificate awarded by the Council in its history. • Swimming coach Bud Dallman who, over the past 31 years, has taught thousands of New Braunfels arca residents to swim. The 72-year-old Dallman was honored at a banquet staged recently by the New Braunfels Aquatic Club. • All those who had a pan in making the recent Tastes of the Town event a success. Hie event benefitted the New Braunfels Children’s Museum. • Zoeller Funeral Home for its $4,000 donation to the renovation of the new Seniors’ Center of Comal County. • The New Braunfels High School Unicom track and field team on winning its own meet for the third consecutive year April 6. The meet, shortened by rain, saw the Unicorns take a lead in the morning field events and never look back • 9-year-old Jeremy Fisher, who plans to complete a good portion of the April 14 March of Dimes annual Walk America event in New Braunfels. Jeremy was bom with spina bifada, bul, in the words of his mother, “He really is a determined child. You don’t slow him down much.” • The two airmen from Randolph Air Force Base who recently were honored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. The two were Airman Brett Zwick and Airman Daniel Lamkin. Zwick was named Airman of the Quarter and Lamkin Airman of the Year. Do you know of someone else who deserves mention in this weekly feature'’ If so, call Janine Green or David Sullens at 625-9144 Lone' Beasley George Bush President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. N W. Washington, D C 20500 U S Sen Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Bldg Washington, D C. 20510 U S Sen Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Bldg Washington, D C. 20510 U.S. Rep Lamar Smith U.S. House of Representatives District 21 (Comal County) 422 Cannon Office Bldg Washington, D C 20510 Just like you, I ‘sprang forward’ Like you, I sacrificed an hour of sleep Sunday to keep pace with the rest of America. I sprang forward. And, like yours, my body has an internal timepiece that, as of today, still is rebelling against the concept of daylight-saving time. I realize this is only a temporary affliction and my body will soon adjust. My grandfather took it more seriously, though. He considered daylight-saving time contrary to ‘‘God’s time.” That confused me for two reasons. One, he never seemed a particularly religious man and, two, I figured God didn’t have much to do with it. So far as I knew man was the one who created clocks, and that only recently. Still, as a child I dreamed of one day having a room filled with nothing but clocks. Later I learned there are people who actually do that sort of thing. I have two sets of friends whose homes are filled nearly wall to wall with beautiful and expensive clocks in all shapes, sizes and styles. I realize now I would never be able to stand the pressure of keeping them all running, and besides, I’m a big believer in the old Chinese proverb that states, “Man with one watch always knows what time it is. Man with two watches is never quite sure!” Daylight-saving time for them must be a nightmare. At my house the women have less concern about time than do the men. The women (my wife and 8-year-old daughter) regularly drive the men (my I-year-old son and me) nearly to distraction. We want to be on time. The women have an agenda that is more relaxed. Women have a reputation for being late but at your house the shoe may be on the other foot. A friend of mine told me recently that if his family is late for Sunday school his wife considers it a sacrilege tantamount to spitting on the preacher. Time, Einstein tells us, is relative. His theory postulates that by traveling at the speed of light to a distant galaxy our aging would slow to a crawl by earth’s standards. Upon our return we would find our friends using walkers while we would still be in our prime. My next birthday cake will have 40 candles on it and I must admit relativity has an appeal I never before fully appreciated. When I was 5, a year and a millenium might as well have been the same thing. At that tender age a Your Representatives U S Rep Greg Laughlin U S House of Representatives District 14 (Guadalupe County) 1713 Longworth Office Bldg Washington, D C. 20510 Texas Gov. Ann Richards Governor's Office State Capitol Austin, Texas 78711 State Sen. Judith Zaffirini District 21 Capitol Station P O. Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 State Sen. William Sims District 25 Capitol Station P O. Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 T ■ft f WHERE’S I A "? //BB? Forum Learn truth about guns Editor: This is a time of biased and often false or distorted information and claims regarding gun ownership and the Second Amendment. The 120th National Rifle Association annual meeting and exhibits are scheduled for April 12-16, 1991, in San Antonio, Texas, at the San Antonio Convention Center, 200 East Market Street. The nearness of the convention provides a great opportunity for anyone interested in hunting, shooting sports, gun collecting and the outdoors to find out what the NR A stands for and what it docs. There will be many exhibits. Norman Glenewinkel New Braunfels Worst form of discrimination E iitor: When Saddam Hussein’s soldiers invaded Kuwait City they took newborn babies out of their incubators at the hospitals and threw them into a mass grave. Civilized people were outraged when they read about the horrible deed. Yet how many civilized people realize that these babies were only months older than the ones being tom alive from their mothers’ wombs and discarded right here in our own country? Being bom is only just another step in the growing of a new life. The growing does not stop when the baby sees the first light. We do not kill newborn babies. So why do we kill the unborn who are just as much alive? Is it not the very worst form of discrimination to kill a baby because it is not bom yet? We all know that discrimination is against the law of the land. Somebody better wake up! ACLU, where are you? Barbara N. Ibier auf Cibolo No one left to complain to Editor: Many years ago I read a story about a German citizen in pre-Nazi Germany who did not care for politics and did not want to become involved in them. Consequently, he didn’t even bother to vote. When Adolph Hitler came to power, although the man sensed that Hitler was wrong, he didn’t want to become involved so he never even complained. Letter policy The Herald-Zeitung welcomes correspondence concerning topics of general interest. All letters must be signed and include an address and telephone number for verification purposes — only the name and community of residence will accompany the letter in print. No anonymous letters will be accepted. Length is limited to 3(X) words and lettcr-wriiers to acceptance for publication only once per month. The newspaper reserves the right to refuse any letter as well as edit all letters. The letters become the property of the Herald-Zeitung. Letters should be sent to Forum, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328, or brought lo our offices at 707 Landa. When his brother was killed in a riot because he was a member of another form of Socialism the man didn’t complain. When his son-in-law was impressed into the U-Boat service and was missing and presumed dead after six months, he didn’t complain. Much later when his semitic neighbors and personal doctor disappeared, he didn’t complain. In 1945, even though he was an old man, he himself was forced into combat service, in order to defend Berlin, in which he lost his leg. A direct quote from his book, “I was now involved but there was no one left even to complain to.” THE MORAL IS: BY NOT BECOMING INVOLVED, YOU ARE INVOLVED. We have a city election coming up in which a great many citizens of New Braunfels will not become involved. They will not even bother to vote. Because of this apathy we arc now forced to restrict our legislative representatives to limited terms of office. By refusing to exercise our voting privilege the circle of political power becomes smaller and smaller each year. It is now apparent that legislative integrity doesn’t necessarily come with the oath of office, if we ignore this alternative, before long there will be “no one left even to complain to.” Jim Mooney New Braunfels Other Voices 900 number controversy Why is it that when a problem comes up we so often look first for a government solution, only second for a private one? The controversy over “900” numbers is a good example. By calling such a number, a person can pay a couple of dollars for stock quotations or sports scores. But a person also can pay hundreds of dol lars for obscene recordings or foolish services.... What is needed is an end to all controls over phone services. This would open die market to many different, competing phone (and cable TV) services. In such a free market, the chances arc that at least one local phone comjxiny would provide services dial excluded obscene phone services ... — Odessa American year was one-fifth the entire time I had been alive and therefore moved more slowly if at all. At nearly 40 the difference is exponential. A year is now one-fortieth the time I’ve been alive and passes like the freight train that gave Einstein his relativity insight. At 80, a year must pass like the speed of light itself. Yes, time is relative. I can relate to that. Literally. My brother is regularly late for family functions. I began inviting him an hour earlier than anyone else but he caught on as soon as he realized he wasn’t the last one there. I told him once I would be delayed getting to a party at his home and arrived 15 minutes late. He came walking out of the shower, a towel draped around his waist, looked at me and exclaimed, “I thought you were going to be late!” Spring forward is a cataclysmic event in his household. My fondest memories are of spring and summer seasons and days that last into the night. But I too am looking forward to “falling back” in October. After all, at my age I want that hour back! Lone' Beasley it advertising director of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. Looking Back Mayor appointed; Bridge replaced; War declared By THE SOPHIENBURG MUSUEM A ARCHIVES and COMAL COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION 125 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK (1866) Gco. Weber appointed mayor of New Braunfels by Gov. Hamilton, provisional Gov. IOO YEARS AGO (1891) The old wooden structure of the railroad bridge will be completely replaced with iron. • • • Gustave Tollc and Katherine Hampe were married. Their parents arc Chr. Tolle and Fritze Hampc. aaa There was a fire in the kitchen at Anton Werner's. The kitchen including stove, chairs, table and treasured household wares were lost. The living area of the house was saved. aaa (Advertisement) My Pratt Cotton Gin, Horse power and press is for sale at reasonable price. Erhard Mittendorf 75 YEARS AGO (1916) Germany declares war on Portugal. aaa Due to tropical storms in August there is an absence of blue bonnets upon Kappcnbach Hill, Mission Valley Plateau and other places where there use to grown a waving blue sea of blue bonnets every spring. aaa Water Works ordinance requires sprinkling only during the hours of 6 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 8 pm where connection is not metered. aaa Lucy Emma Schleyer celebrated her 4th birthday with a party. aaa The San Antonio Post Rd. is a temptation for speeders. More than 50 arrests were made with fines of SIO in every case plus costs. The speed limit is 18 miles per hour. Motorcycle police are lurking along. aaa (Advertisement) Oakland High Speed Motor Car Model 38 Touring and Roadster $1,125 Delivered 50 YEARS AGO(1941) 3,302 cars get new tags by Apr. I. aaa The City Commission passed an ordinance regulating the sale of milk in the city. Products must be graded and labeled. aaa W P A invites kids to egg hunt Easier, aaa In person: Willard- Today’s Greatest Magician will show at New Braunfels all nest week at Ditllin-ger’s lot on Casten St. 25 YEARS AGO (1966) There were no sign of F.B.I. agents al Voter Registration. The special registration resulted from recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling which outlaws poll tax payment as requirement for voting, aaa Canyon Dam dedication scheduled for April 17 with Gov. Coronally speaking at the ceremonies. Thousands are expected to attend. A special Canyon Dam Edition of the Herald planned for publication April 18. aaa Ditllinger Dam claims another drowning victim. An 18 yr old San Antonio teen was a victim of “the pit", a deadly funnel cut through Ditllinger Dam bridging the Comal River. aaa (Advertisement) “The Oaks’’ on Canyon Lake a beautiful complete water front addition Lots from $795.00 ;