New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, No. 1170
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
April 30, 1991
25 Cents One Section, 10 PagesStammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeltung wishes “happy birthday” today to Deanna Espinoza, Bryan Kraft, Stephanie Ivy Quesda, Harry Lee and Catalina Alvarez.
Belated birthday greetings to Audrey Scheel.
“Happy anniversary” today to Elizabeth and Rafael L. Martinez.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Street closings
Closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. today for street repair was Clearfield Drive. From ll a.m. to 5 p.m., crews were at work on Hackberry Avenue from Katy to W. San Antonio streets and Bridge and Mills streets from Mesquite to Live Oak avenues.School Issues
Comal ISD Superintendent Joe Rogers will conduct a special meeting with parents of children who live in the Purgatory Road area of the school district to discuss the possibility of realignment of attendance zones for the 1991-92 school years.
All parents and interested persons are invited to meet with Rogers at 7 p.m. Monday at Mountain Valley Elementary School. Graduation fund
New Braunfels High School Project Graduation committee will sponsor an outdoor movie on the football field Thursday 8 p.m. Admission will be $1. The screening will benefit Project Graduation, which is planning special alcohol- and drug-free parties graduation night at each of the county's three high schools. The public is invited to attend.Ticket* for sale
Tickets for Folkfest ’91 are on sale for $3 few adults. (Children under 18 enter free). Tickets will get you admission on the grounds of Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture Saturday. Pick tickets up at New Braunfels Resorts, Chamber of Commerce, and Sophienburg Museum.Candidate forum
The Concerned Citizens Coalition will host a Wednesday “Meet the Candidates Night” for persons running in Saturday’s New Braunfels City Council elections.
The proposed format for the meeting will be to allow candidates to make an opening statement and then field questions from the audience. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the New Braunfels Utilities meeting room, 263 E. Main Plaza.Republican men
Republican Men of Comal County will meet at 7:30 p.m. today 30 at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co op, located on FM 3159. State Rep. Edmund Kuem-pel, R-Seguin, will .be the guest speaker. He will talk about the state of the Texas Legislature. All interested men of Comal County are invited to attend. For more information call Bart Bartholomew at 629-0388.Jubilee celebration
Church Women United begins its celebration of Jubilee Year with a May Fellowship Day program at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church Friday. The morning starts with coffee at 9:30 a.m. followed by a worship service at IO a.rn.
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Partly cloudy conditions could result in highs near 90 and lows near 60 today and Wednesday. The high in New Braunfels Monday was 79 and the overnight low was 49. Rain, like the .47 inch recorde here Sunday, is again possible Thursday through Sunday. For more weather information, see Page 2A.Ii skis:
Hayworth as principal
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maws Editor
Acting principal of Smithson Valley High School was promoted permanently to that position Monday night unanimously by the Comal ISD Board of Trustees.
Dr. Ron Hayworth has been acting as principal since April I when then-principal Joe Rogers assumed duties as superintendent.
“This is a hard act to follow,” Hayworth Hayworth said about assuming the position held by Rogers.
Hayworth has been at Smithson Valley High School for nine years as a teacher and administrator.
With an extensive history in education, Hayworth said he will concentrate on academics.
“I do have an academic back
ground, primarily, so I intend to try to preserve as much of the academic day as possible,” he said.
* Hayworth has 23 years experience as a teacher and taught college, before moving to SVHS, at Angelo State University and in Arkansas.
He said he is looking Toward to leading the school in the country.
“A lot of kids come out of northern Bexar County or Bulverde (which) is kind of a bedroom community so it’s really a neat school because you’ve got a rural setting and yet you’ve got a lot of sophistication of both groups together.”
School board members also Monday unanimously approved the appointment of Leigh Ann Dees, assistant principal of Smithson Valley Middle School, to principal of SVMS; Larry Schwab, administrator at the Transit School, to assistant principal of Bulverde Elementary School; and Nancy Cobb, teacher at SVMS, to assistant principal of SVMS.
Tieken fills trustees in on realignment forums
By JOE BELK Staff Writer
Several possibilities remain on realignment of elementary school attendance zones, Comal Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Arlcn Tieken told the board of trustess Monday night.
Tieken presented a report on last Monday’s meeting with Startzville arca parents at Mountain Valley Elementary School. Board members already had received a package of notes (Mi the proceeding. He said the staff would be prepared to make a recommendation at the next board meeting, probably May 13.
The district is considering moving elementary school children in certain areas, with Startzville being the primary one metioned, to the new Bill Brown Elementary under construction near the intersection of Highway 46
and U.S. 281. Tieken said this is to relieve overcrowding at Bulverde Primary and Elementary schools, as the school was originally intended to do, and at Mountain Valley, currently the district’s fastest growing area. He said the district, which sent home with children notices of the Mountain Valley meeting, would mail Start/ville parents notification of subsequent proposals when the matter was set for the board to take action.
“There are several different possibles,” Tieken said “One is taking half of the Startzville group.”
He said the dividing line on that possibility had not been drawn yet in specific, but it would probably fall so that it cuts driving time to either school.
Splitting Startzville, he said, would SM CISD. Pag* 2
Bee expert Herbert Ormond, above, pushes smoke up the tree to start the process of moving the bees. Bees, left, swarm at the opening of the box as the transfer into their new habitat begins. (Photos by Steoha-nie Ferguson)
Shop in historic Gruene funnels bees out of tree
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Nwwt Editor
GRUENF, The sign outside the Hampe House store says Bee Careful Careful of the Italian honey bees that is.
A hive of bees mak mg its home in a live oak tree at the front of the store caught some attention Monday morning when bec expert Herbert Ormond was called to lend some advice (rn what to do with the bees.
“This is a slow process,” Ormond told his audience of onlookers as he began the process of transferring the bees from the tree to his mobile hive of “bees in a box.” “This is a slow process, but it beats cutting down this historical tree.”
R C and Ann Williams, who manage the Hampe I louse, said they have been looking for a way to transfer the bees that have been nesting in the tree for
awhile. While two references gave them ideas on how to kill the bees, they looked until they found Ormond.
Armed with his tools and plenty of bee knowledge, Ormond went to work, smoking the tree and situating a funnel from the hive in the tree to his “hive in a box.”
While answering questions from his audience, Ormond talked about the process of how the bees in the tree will now be accepted by the bees in the box.
“The guard bees of this hive will accept these bees because they are bringing something to eat. but if they come to this hive and just want to get .n there and steal it they’re going to get shot with a six-shooter,” he said.
Once the immigrants make a “beeline” for the box through the funnel, the bees will have found a new home.
“It will take several days... they are going to be accepted over here. ”
Floor passage pleases Zaffirini Panel »i«
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
While an amendment to one of Sen. Judith Zaffirini’s bills weakens its intent to prohibit the burning of hazardous material over the Edwards Aquifer, she said today she is just glad the bill passed on the Senate floor Monday.
“The good news is that we passed the bill,” said the Laredo senator from her office this morning.
“Of course it has had strong opposition and it's been a rather intensive challenge.”
Known as Senate Bill 350, the legislation would have affected the
"The good news is that we passed the bill. Of course it has had strong opposition and it's been a rather intensive challenge." — Sen. judith Zaffirini
Lafarge Corp. and its subsidiary Sys-tech Environmental Corp. from storing and burning hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant, located outside of the New Braunfels city limits in the Edwards Aquifer transition zone.
Then, Sen. David Sibley of Midlothian, tacked on an amendment to the
bill that states, “No fuel that contains any hazardous material may be burned in any industrial furnace that is located in the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone unless ii can be demon straied by the person, entity or organization seeking to burn such waste thai the burning of the waste will not anise an unreasonable risk of harm to
the health, safety and welfare of the population and environment. '
Zaffirini said the intendment “is a
crack in the door, but it doesn t gut the
The senator said she has asked Rep. Edmund Kuempei, R -Seguin, to carry the bill in the House of Representatives.
“It is my hope that he will agree to sponsor it at this point and ame and he will be successful,” she said.
“No bill is ever passed n che format in which it is introduced and it changes along the way. So it s mpor unit now that everybody focus on the ’ bill as it has been amended. ”Good Day
Man meets his WWII rescuer
Jack dirty and hit ftghtar
By JAMIE LEE CAMPBELL Stew Writer
New Braunfels resident Jack Ilf re y can sull remember the burst of orange flame that engulfed his P38 twin-engine “Lightning” fighter as it crashed deep in German territory 47 years ago. He is alive today because of a then 16-year-old French boy. World War ll is over. bul Jack Ufrey’s friendship with Jean Voileau remains.
Jack laid his friend welt reunited Sunday in New Braunfels. After freeing himself from the wreckage of his plane, Ilfrey made his way down a country road. The boy approached him from behind. Knowing no alternative, Voileau offered to lake Ilfrey to a nearby cafe. Voileau had seen German troops begin their manhunt for the American soldier. Qfrey stayed with Volieau and his neighbors just one night before heading back toward the front line on a bicycle. Ilfrey said.
“I never would have made it without Jean.”
Jean convinced the mayor of Andigne to make false identification papers for the young American soldier He also borrowed the bicycle on which the soldier escaped The final touch was a letter Jean gave Ilfrey The letter claimed Uffey was a deal Frenchmen traveling to see bis parents, ami credits it with saving his life when he was stopped by German sentries. After reading the letter, the soldiers decided he was legitimate.
Jack translated for hi* friend, “We were afraid. Hie Germans had killed some of my high school friends for hiding Allies.”
Ilfrey said, “I could feel how afraid they were ”
Germsn soldiers often stopped by the cafe’ where Ufrcy was hiding un Andigne, France. Ofrey knew it would be dangerous for a French family ic
hide him, but he had no dee how dangerous.
Jack Ilfrey and Jean Voileau dined together Monday in New Braunfels with their wives and Jack’s sister Ruth Hams. The meal they shared n New Braunfels in 1991 was a far cry from dinner in Andigne. France, in 1944. There are no German soldiers conducting manhunts; here are “old friends ” renewing a bund. Fear gave way to fellow smp.
Ilfrey and Voileau journey o Irvine, Calif., Wednesday for Lie annual Escape and Evasion meeting. The conference ta for prisoners of war aid for those who evaded capture during the war The meeting also deludes hose who helped escapees or rescued prisoners,
Ufrcy said,“I just want (hts story boid. I hope young people can learn something from it”
share varied views of child
Realization, recognition and c medial ion will be the focus of a panel discussion slated for May 2 at Canyon High School.
Information on behavioral, earning and medical approaches for children from pre-schooi through 12th grade will be discussed.
The goal of the presen tau on is to aid he child, parents, and teachers in chancing social and academic growth. Difficulties may be influenced by many sources. Because of his, it can be fruxtrat-ng to deal with lite problem and to get a -lear milers landing of he leeds of he child. Ute presents non s a collective overview of he child’s physical, social and academic development.
Hie panel will include Dr. Ed Schoiwinski, who will address behavioral ssues. He s a professor at Southwest Texas State Universe cy aul supervises he interns in the Education School Psychology Department and a a consulting psychologist for NBISD, Dr Mark StaUer, a local pediatrician, will present nformauon on the Attention Deficit Disorder child along with other medical issues. Mrs, Cynthia Campbell has worked in he clinic at Southwest Texas State University and has taught classes about children with learning difficulties.
The presentation begins at 7 pjn. and is sponsored by Teen ''annection, The presentation is free to the public