New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
rnARNOLD KRAUSEBaker promoted at Centex
Centex Office Center has promoted Donna Baker to account executive for the New Braunfels area. As account executive, she will work with many New Braunfels businesses to help ensure cost and time efficiencies through the use of office supplies.
Cash Hermes, owner-manager of Centex, says that, ‘‘Ms. Baker has shown extraordinary diligence and skill in interacting with both customers and vendors, and has completed product knowledge coursework. Ms. Baker has earned the respect of everyone she has worked with and will be a definite asset to the growth of our organization,” she said.
She joined Centex Office Center When it began in 1984. She worked four years with the National Bank of Commerce in San Antonio in the check processing department, and was an office manager for a home improvement company for two years.Group: Blue law repeal would hurt
Repeal of the Texas Blue Law would have a severe adverse effect on most smaller Texas cities and on all independent stores, according to the Texas Retailers Association, headquartered in Austin.
“If the law is repealed,” says Mickey Moore, Executive Vice President of TRA, “smaller cities surrounding large metropolitan areas will lose retail business to the big shopping centers. All major stores and shopping centers will be open on Sundays and thousands of
retail employees will be forced to work on these Sundays. Repeal would hurt independent merchants in smaller towns, drain sales tax revenue from towns and result in increased local taxes.”
A compromise proposal by TRA would remove most of the historic objections of the public. Grocery stores and drug stores woudl be permitted to sell almost all of the products they currently carry, including hardware, pantyhose, diapers, pots, and pans, and kitchenware. In addition, stores could sell all merchandise on the Sundays between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. The compromise proposal would be enforceable and would eliminate widespread violations which occur under the current law.
Moore says, “The compromise gives consumers the opportunity to buy all of the everday necessities seven days a week, but preserves the quality of life in our state eleven months out of the year. Also, Sunday is kept as a non-commercial day for families to enjoy together. And, this compromise protects the local independent retailer and retail employees from the large chain stores which are leading the repeal effort in the Legislature.”Detox introduces Braille plate
Detex Corporation has introduced a new Braille push plate as a standard feature on its ECL-230K Exit Control Lock.
Designed to incorporate the requirements of the blind as well as the sighted, the push plate on the latest model ECLr230K features raised type which reads,10.10
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“Emergency Exit Only-Alarm Will Sound-Push Here” in Braille, as well as standard English letters. In addition, the 8-% x 3-inch plate is endorsed by the American Council of the Blind, and is painted international orange, for maximum visibility to sighted persons.
Bob McDonald, Detex Director of Marketing-Hardware Products, explains, “There are no existing life security codes requiring emergency exits to be marked in Braille. However, these new push plates reduce the risk of the blind person accidentally activating an emergency alarm. This prevents embarrassment, and interruption of daily business operations.”
“Use of Detex’s Braille Exit Control Lock also demonstrates a company’s concern for meeting the needs of the handicapped, both customers and employees,” he added.
The new ECL-230K Exit Control Lock retains all the features of earlier models — including alarm, deadbolt lock protection, and the convenience of optional outside key control. Currently installed units can easily be refitted with the new push plate using only a flat-head screwdriver.Thayer elected to Dairy Queen council
Richard Thayer, a resident of New Braunfels, was elected president of Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council at the council’s recent convention in Corpus Christi.
Texas Dairy Queen Operators Council is an organization of owners of the 815 Dairy Queen stores throughout the state of Texas.
Thayer has served on the nine member board of directors of the council for the past four years. After serving a partial term as president in 1984, he was re-elected for the inn. term.
Thayer has been in the Dam Queen business for 20 years, starting his association with the group as a hamburger cook and frozen desserts maker. He was Dairy Queen’s State Franchisor Representative for five years, and during the prior five years was general manager of a group of Dairy Queen stores in the New Braunfels area.
Thayer and his wife, Shannon, own eight Dairy Queen stores in San Antonio and surrounding towns. They have a daughter, Cindy, age 7, who
attends elementary school in New Braunfels.Design firm locates here
A new design firm, Design Genesis, has located in New Braunfels. President of the firm is J. Joseph Couch, A.S.L.A., who is a registered landscape architect in Texas and louisiana.
I .and planning and site master planning for mixed use, planned unit, multi-family and commercial developments as well as park and recreation design are the firm’s major emphasis.
The firm offers experience that provides the developer with projects that are feasible, marketable, and are harmonious with the environment.
The firm, through its association with The Dana Group in San Antonio, also provides full architectural services as well as comprehensive landscape architectural and planning services.Krause joins bank system
Arnold E. Krause, New Braunfels building contractor, has joined General Bank & Business Systems of San Antonio as Regional Sales Manager for bank equipment. He will also serve as Director of the General Contract Service Division, which designs and builds modular or permanent financial institution buildings, ATM facilities and motor banks.
Truitt ranks 28th in sales
James L. Truitt, FIC, 1313 E. Zipp Road, New Braunfels. Texas, ranked 28th in overall insurance sales among more than 1,800 Aul Association for Lutherans district representatives throughout the United States for AAL’s 1984 marketing year which ended Feb. 28.
In recognition of his achievement, Truitt has been awarded membership rn the Association’s Presidents Cabinet sales club, AAL’s top honor.
Truitt joined AAL’s field staff in 1979. Since then he has been honored bv the Association for outstanding sales and service to members five times.
Some investments need management
By STAN CUNNINGHAM,
Edward D Jones&Co.
Many investors who gear their approach toward the long term consider professional management of their funds.
Basically, there are two ways we can have our funds professionally managed. One is private professional management, and the other is public professional management.
Through private management an investor places investment funds with an investment advisor or advisory service. Some services accept accounts as small as $50,000, but, generally, the top firms only consider sums of $200,000 or more.
Most of the major services don’t accept smaller individual accounts. If. however, you want and qualify for private professional management, ifs essential to conduct an in-depth
study of the investment team you choose to manage your money.
To place one’s assets in the hands of a stranger to be managed at his or her discretion without a complete study of the firm’s reputation, references, past performance, length of time in business, among other things. This is the quickest way I know to permanently separate the investor from the investment funds! Some are mesmerized by the term “private investment advice.”
Practically speaking, you can see how many accounts an adviser will have to handle in order to make his or her time profitable, if the accounts average only $50,000 to $75,000 in net assets. In such cases, similar accounts with similar investment objectives are managed together. When an investment position is decided, it’s executed in all the accounts having the same objective.
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