New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Thursday December 18,1997 □ 9A .
By ROSEMORE LESSNER GREGORY
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
125 years ago (1872)
Translators: Carl and Ethel Saur
Mr. and Mrs. W. Clemens, Jr. lave returned from their honeymoon.
Edward Naegelin, Bakery and Confectionery, Seguin Street sells baked goods. Also he has received edible items to use as Christmas tree decorations.
Many Christmas gifts are available in local shops. Mrs. Hoffmann on San Antonio Street sells children’s and women’s clothes and toys. Ernest Scherff sells toys and musical instruments. Schramm and Benner sells Christmas gifts and toys and remains open in the evening.
IOO years ago (1897) Translator: Lottie NebergaU Miller
Buy yourself a black suit for the holidays at Heme and Tolle.
Five dollars to everyone who between now and Christmas buys Davis sewing machine as a gift at Emil Voelcker.
The finest candies for decorating the Christmas tree are found at Geues.
Fine northern flour for sale at Olga Klappenbech.
Turkey Bowling on Streuer’s lanes at Comal Club on Saturday, Dec. 19.
75 years ago (1922): Arlene Krueger Seales
THE INDOOR ClRCUS .The Child’s Welfare Cub staged another beneficial and worthy success when assisted by the school children, they gave a delightfully realistic indoor circus in the high school building Saturday night ....The parade, which was made up of clowns, cowboys a band wagon and the circus elephant, passing through the streets Saturday afternoon attracted a large crowd to the evening performance ....The side shows opened at 7:30 and were surprisingly good. The main performance started at 8:30 and many doting parents were surprised at the newly discovered ability of their acrobatic and talented offsprings ....The performers consisted of tight rope walkers, strong man, trained animals (among which the elephant attracted special attention) skilled acrobats, and Hawaiians, Hawaiian music and Hawaiian dancing, clowns to furnish the laughs and even a bunch of sprightly folly girls, one of which gave a brilliant solo dance which was heartily applauded by the appreciative audience. Mr. Emil Eggelin’s 26-piece juvenile orchestra furnished the music throughout the evening.
Louis Staats, the cement man of New Braunfels, last week finished 150 feet of cement roadway near Barba rosa and has been awarded in competition a culvert of two spans 3X6 this side of Solms, in which about 40 yards of cement will be used.
Wm. H. Gebhardt, the man who put San Antonio on the map with his chili powders, was visiting with friends here last week, Mr. Gebhardt first started to put out his Mexican products in New Braunfels but was unable to get the financial backing here, which was necessary to swing such a large proposition, and was compelled to move to San Antonio.
Messers Wilhelm Altwein and Louis Mittendorf, both well known New Braunfels musicians, and who for quite a while have been traveling with the Christy Brothers’ shows, are at home again and will spend the winter months with relatives. Early rn the spring they will again engage with the show.
Owing to the large number of people who could not get into Echo Hall for the German play given last week, it will be repeated Sunday. There will be no reserved seats, doors open at 6:30 and the performance starts at 7:30 sharp. Dance after the
50 years ago (1947): Betty Pfmfler Triesch
Four alleged rustlers were arrested in San Antonio Monday night and brought to Comal County Jail and charged with stealing cattle in Comal County Friday night, Dec. 5, according to reports from the sheriffs office....The four men, identified as Robert O. Smith and his three sons, Robert O., Jr. Davis H. and Lewis G. were arrested in their home at 938 Hildebrand Ave., San Antonio, Monday night by Inspector of the Texas Cattle Raisers Association J.
E. Hodges and Deputy Sheriff R. G. Beckman of Bexar County and turned over to Sheriff W.A. (Doc) Scholl here for trial ....They were booked by Sheriff Scholl for theft of cattle ... Sheriffs from Comal and Bexar Counties had been helping the Cattle Raisers Association in tracking down the rustlers who had been taking cattle in die ranches of the two counties.
Two students from New Braunfels
are among the more durn IOO students from Southwest Texas State College who will present the college’s annual Christmas time production of Handel’s “The Messiah” in New Braunfels on Dec. ‘ 18 at the Seele Parish House.
Dorothy Linnartz plays violin and Oliver Nowotny is tympanist in the orchestra that this year for the first time accompanies the chorus in singing the beloved Christmas story.
County Superintendent of Schools M.H. Specht was named County Chairman of the Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross by the membership last week. He succeeds Mrs. Florence Balch....Dr. John K. Schaefer, who had been nominated also by the nominating committee, had previously withdrawn his name. Milton Haas was named Secretary.
Dancing again will be permitted in Landa Park at the covered dance pavilion, formerly used for roller skating, the City Commission niled Monday ....A nickelodeon will be installed for dancing purposes, Mayor A.D. Nuhn said The contract for skating has been released and dancing will again be permitted.
You Are Invited To Attend Our OPEN HOUSE Formal Opening of Our New DODGE & PLYMOUTH
HEADQUARTERS AT 547 S. SEGUIN AVE. Saturday, Dec. 13,9 a.m. to 9 p.m. BECKER MOTER
Every fanner in Comal County who is eligible to vote in the farm program elections in the county should vote, advises Erwin,R.
Goebel, chairman of the county agricultural conservation committee. Elections will be in Community “A” at Ludwig Store, Freiheit;
Community “B” County Courthouse; Community “C” Bagby Store; and Community “D” Albert Kanz Store. The chairman advises that all persons participating in the 1947 Agricultural Conservation Program, the Sugar Program; or who had a Federal Crop Insurance contract in 1947, are eligible to vote, whether owner, operator, tenant or sharecropper.
Evelyn Peterson, 29, daughter of Wesley Peterson, Comal Power Plant received publicity as one of the up and coming actresses in radio-television in die latest issue of Radio’s Best....Miss Peterson was recently awarded “Miss Hobby of 1947” by the National Hobby Crafts and Science show in Madison Square Garden, N. Y. She is reported to have all qualifications necessary to become a television actress, being photogenic and passing a radio voice
test. At present she is ip New York with her mother planning on a career for herself.... Miss Peterson attended High School in New Braunfels and later moved to San Antonio with her mother. After a voice test she went to New York looking for a part in a radio program. She found on her arrival in New York that “Texas clothes are all wrong for the city” so had to purchase a new wardrobe. Clothes she likes best are still her jeans and boots, however, and she wears them every chance she gets.
25 years ago (1972) Myra Lee Adams Golf
New Braunfels Independent School District trustees voted Tuesday night to hire Bob Phillips, now a superintendent of schools in north Texas, as assistant superintendent to replace O.J. Erlund....Erlund will leave the district in mid-January to finish his
doctorate at Texas A&M University....Phillips is now the superintendent of schools at Tulia, a class 2A District, a position he has held since 1966.
The Birth of Christ is being celebrated in churches throughout the town, and many are observing the season with programs this coming Sunday. Two of these arc the Holy Family Catholic Church, which
will present Los Pastorcs Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. and First United Methodist Church, which is planning a children’s program telling the story of the Nativity through scripture, story and song, with a candle lighting service to climax the evening.
(Submitted by the Comal County Historical Commission and the Sophienburg Museum and Archives.)
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