New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
41 Tuesday, August 23,2011 | herald-zeitung.comOPINION
Coundl showed leadership Monday night
New Braunfels City Council did the right thing Monday night with the passage of a disposable container ban.
And they did it despite inGredibie pressure, which is difficult to Ignore m this still*small town They faced pick-eters. threats of lawsuits and recall elections and still did the nght thing
City council members showed real leadership and courage Monday night.
This IS a historical moment in the ongoing struggle to manage trash and bad behavior on our rivers.
There will be those who will look for ways around the disposable container ban — just as people know it is illegal to drink and drive yet still get behind the wheel.
Enforcement will be important to the success of this ordinance or the political risk city council took this week will go to waste
This ordinance sends a message to the rest of the state New Braunfels will not tolerate those who desecrate our rivers We respect our natural resources and expect others to do the same.
The Comal and Guadalupe rivers are at the center of this community — literally and spiritually — and to see them weekly fouled by tons of beer cans and other discarded containers is a slap in the face to everyone who lives here
For the council to listen to those who love those rivers and not give in to political and personal pressure says that we have elected officials who represent the community’s interests
No one sees this ordinance as an end-all to problems on the nver, but it is a great first step and a game changer.
In the past (see a timeline of river management on page I), attempts by council to regulate the rivers has been followed by lawsuits and recalls.
On Monday night, the council also discussed the formation of an Ad Hoc River Committee. If lawsuits are filed by outfitters, liquor distributors or other interests, those parties should not expect to have a seat at the table. By virtue of their actions, they nor their representatives should be allowed on the River Committee,
This advisory committee must not become a second front for legal posturing, but a place where all sides work all sides work sincerely and in good faith toward the
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City council passed disposable container ban Monday night.
The vote took courage, showed leadership in the face of opposition.
implementation of this scene-changing ordinance.
rODAV IN HISTORY
The Associated Press
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2011.
On Aug. 23,1775, Britain's King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of "open and avowed rebellion."
In 1305, Scottish rebel leader Sir William Wallace was executed by the English for treason.
In 1754, France's King Louis XVI was born at Versailles.
In 1914, Japan declared war against Germany in World War I.
In 1926, silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at age 31.
In 1927, amid protests, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery.
In 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, in Moscow.
In 1944, Romanian prime minister Ion Antonescu was dismissed by King Michael, paving the way for Romania to abandon the Axis in favor of the Allies.
in 1973, a bank robbery-turned-hostage-taking began in Stockholm, Sweden; the four hostages ended up empathizing with their captors, a psychological condition now referred to as ‘Stockholm Syndrome."
Ten years ago; Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., interviewed by Connie Chung on ABC, denied any involvement in the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy. (Ingmar Guandique was convicted in Nov. 2010 of murdering Levy.)
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New Braunfels Coffee popular until 1950
MYRA LEE ADAMS
The Zuehl Family Book at the Sophienburg contains a rathe' .veil-known story to local historians. It was written by Wilhelm Zuehl when he was in his 70s as he recalled coming to Texas with his family as an 18-year-old m 1846 His family was on a brig going from Galveston to Indianola.
When the brig would get stuck on a sand bar. the 60 emigrants would have to run from one side of the ship to the other until the vessel was again buoyant They landed at Indianola at the time when "northers' were making life miserable and cholera was rampant Freezing ram tore apart their makeshift tent The family was stuck on the beach, as there were no means of transportation Wilhelm and his brother Fritz took on a temporary job aboard an English surveying vessel. Six weeks later when they returned to Indianola, their parents had left for New Braunfels, leaving instructions for the boys to make their way,
A young man named Adam Wuest was delivering mail from New Braunfels to Indianola and told the boys that they could come along with him on his return trip Fritz left the two at Peach Creek and Wuest and Wilhelm finally arrived in New Braunfels in the middle of the night Wuest had a small one room house without room for Wilhelm so Mrs Wuest made him a bed of cedar logs and he slept out in the street.
This spot where the Wuest house was located on Seguin St. later became the site of the Homann Saddlery and finally the location of the subject of this article, the New Braunfels Coffee Company (across from Naegelin's Bakery).
If Wilhelm Zuehl could have looked into the future, he would have seen what became of that property, a saddlery andAmerica is addicted to debt, time for recovery
For decades, my job included working with thousands of folks with substance and behavioral addictions. I've concluded that Washington IS filled with politicians addicted to spending beyond our means.
The result is that we have a debt and deficit crisis far beyond anything our country has seen, To find a solution, we must understand addicts and the road to recovery When addicts are high or seeking to get high, they lose sight of reality, they can’t reason, and they will do or say anything to feed their addiction
In Washington, the addicts’ craving for spending IS boundless. The addicts need enablers to facilitate their use. Addicts love enablers and heap praise on them while they use them. Then, there are the people that know detoxification and recov-
Brothers Gilbert and Arthur Zipp next to a photo of the coffee roaster and grinder. The New Braunfels Cottee Company building in 1934 at 136 S. Seguin. (National Archives, Historic American Buildings, Texas, Volume 1,1979)
eventually a two story building m which Otto Vogel operated a coffee company
In 192!, brothers Arthur and Gilbert Zipp purchased the New Braunfels Coffee Co, from Vogel The business moved in 1940 to the corner of 315 W. San Antonio St. next to the railroad track. The New Braunfels Coffee Company ended its business in the basement of the San Antonio St. building, finally closing forever in 1950.
Coffee beans were purchased in 100 lb. bags from Brazil, Columbia, and Mexico and roasted m a large steel tumbler. Then the beans were ground and sold in one and two pound bags. Their Model
A truck delivered the coffee to local merchants and restaurants like Ma's Café. Reimer Grocery, and Valley Fruit Stand. At Its height, the company sold 60,000 pounds a month
The Zipp brothers sold their 100 percent pure coffee under the name "Zipp's fancy Peaber-ry” and 'Rio.” Then in 1933 they decided to have a contest to name their new blend of coffee
One could enter the contest by filling in a blank enclosed in every package of coffee Karl Zipp, son of Gilbert has a metal box containing the entries - 385 of them. And the winner was Mrs. Adolph Forke with “Cup-O Joy." She won a ten dollar gold com. Don't laugh; think of how much that gold com would be worth today
Here are some of the entries that attracted my attention, not necessarily good, but
interesting Remember it was 1933, so some had political connotations like Depression," "Roosevelt," "New Deal." "Daily Need," "Roosevelt's Prosperity " and "Liberty Bell '
Others were Beatsall." Howazat Coffee." "Want More," "Zipp's Super Stimulant," "lO Shun Please," "Talk of the Table," "Zipper,” "Zippe-nor" and "Wake Up”
In their heyday, the Zipps had quite an advertising campaign. In 1939, Zipp's Cup O' joy was sent to Gov. W Lee O'Daniel when the 133rd Field Artillery Band from NB went to Austin to give a concert in honor of the governor, At Gruene Hall, one can still see a sign advertising "Zipp's Cup-O'Joy" and "Peaberry Coffee" on the left side of the dance floor. Now 1 think I'll have a "Cup-O'Joy" thank you.
LETI KKS TO THK KDIT'OK
ery must interrupt the addicts The addicts and the enablers hate the detox people and curse them Here is the present line-up The addicts are those who see accelerated spending as the solution for every need with no regard to the limit of resources. I am no fan of Putin, but he is right. We have become a nation of parasites using the resources of other nations to satisfy our cravings The enablers are those who vote for the addicts and call for the detox people to "compromise" with the addicts. When they don’t comply, the detox people are labeled "terronsts" and worse by the media, addicts and enablers.
The heroes are the detox people who take action to get the addicts into detox and recovery even as they are cursed from many directions We need to quit sending people addicted to spending to Washington and prevent them from setting our fiscal course. That should only be done by the heroes
R. R. Anderson N«w BraunfeiftLocal law enforcement deserves a vt/ord of thanks
Our country right now is doing the right thing in praising and caring for our military personnel. They stand in harm’s way for us daily and have been for many years. It is only right that we show them how much we care. There is another group of people who need our backing and praise — and that is our local police force and the sheriff's men and women. Can you even possibly imagine what this town would be like were they not here? Rape, murder, break-ins, theft and the list goes on and on. It would be bedlam and all of us vv^uld be afraid to exit our homes So — I just want to encourage each of you to do as I try to do. The next time you have the opportuni^ and you see one of "our finest", go up to tiiem and say a simple, "Thanks for being here for us." Easy right’ They de^n/e all the credit we can give them.
Bill HHch, CDR, USN, Ret New BraunfelsLETTERS POUCY
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