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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAYExperts say deer season surpassing expectations - Page 12 50 CENTS Stamm tisclv INSIDE There are onlyl mom shopping days loft until Christmas! (Tkt New Braunfels HtraldZeuimg invites Us readers to submit items to Stemmtisck. According to tbs Sophisnburg Archives and members of the Oermen community,"Stammtisch* represents a sitting place for members cf the community lo gather and share the day’s happenings. We Invite you lo with us.) 493 DAYS Now Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 Match 21, IWS New Braunfels IT JKI1 HO 16 10/22/9'9 S 0 ~ W E S T HIC ft 0 P U Et L. 13 HIN G 2627 E YANDELL. DR 16 Pages in one section ■ Dec. 23,1993 EL PASO, TX 7990reserving oomai county tor more than 142 years Zeitung irs ■ Home of DAVID 8. SPAIN ■ Vol. 142, No. 30 Obituaries..............2 Opinion................4 Sears advertisement 7 Sports Day..........12,13 Classifieds..........14-16 Birthday wishes! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Martha Ridder, David S. Spain, Chuck Woods, Susie hi. Gonzales, Susie P. Gonzales, Johnny Joe Aguirre, Shamus Schneider, Sandra Vela (belated), Frank Vela (belated), Herbert Uebecher. Volunteers sought to help distribute food Volunteers to help distribute food and toys from the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Cheer fund to local needy families are asked to step forward and sign up, according to Herald-Zeitung Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery, the project coordinator. "We will be packaging and delivering them at 12 p.m. today. Anyone who would like to help package and distribute the food should call me at 625-9144," she said. The Henald-Zettung Cheer ftmd, buih on community donations, was enough to purchase 250 baskets of food this year, 25 mote than last year. Today's donations include: ■ Don Adams-$25 Today’s Total-$7,426.06 13th Bridal Fair sehadulad for Jan. 3 On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the New Braunfels Bridal Fair Association will host its 13th annual Bridal Fair at the New Braunfels Civic Center, located at 380 S. Seguin St Admission is $3. Doors open at 6:30 pjn. All facets of planning a wedding from engagement to honeymoon to moving into a first home are represented by the bridal consultants parti cipating-including jewelry, hair styling and nail care, flowers and other special decorations, catering, photography, wedding dresses, hotels, reception rooms, honeymoon travels, chinaware, and more. A bridal gown fashion show will be interrupted only by the awarding of exquisite prizes given by participating businesses. This year's prizes will include groom's gifts as well. You're invited to visit the booths of each participating business to tee what services and items they have to offer and to register to win each consultant's giveaway. QIU wrapping to bmgflt local groups Gift wrap service is available st the New Braunfels Factory Outlet (next to Ribbon Mill,) courtesy of volunteers from the Children's Shelter and St. Paul Lutheran Youth. Gifts can be wrapped for $1 50-S5.50 and the proceeds will benefit both the Children's Shelter and St Paul Lutheran Youth. Local businesses, government offices close for holiday observance By JENNIFER ROMPEL Blaff Writer Many businesses and governmental offices will be closed this weekend to give their employees the chance to celebrate die Christmas holidays. Offices for the City of New Braunfels will be closed Christmas Eve and New Year'a Eve. However, the city's Sanitation Department will be picking up the garbage as usual. For thole businesses which normally require garbage service on Saturday, there will be no service on Chrismal Day. To contact the Sanitation Department, call 608-2140. A message can be left on the recorder during the weekend. Messages will be answered during regular office houri. The offices for New Braunfels Utilities will be dosed both ti >day and Friday. However anyone with an electrical emergency may call 625-8564 to contact a NBU employee. The Comal County Courthouse will be dosed Friday. Allo the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will be dosed Friday. The Now Braunfels Herald-Zeitung will be open Friday, but will be dosed on Monday. Banka in the area will be closing early. Texas Commerce Bank will close at 3 p.m. on Friday. Victoria Bank and Trust will dote at 3 p.m. Thursday and the motor bank will dose at 6 pm. Thursday. Victoria Bank will not be open Friday Bank of America will be open from 9 to 4 pjn. Friday. Citizens Bank will be dosed Friday. The lobby will be open until 4 p.m. Thursday and the drive-thru will be open until 6 p m, The following grocery stores will bt dosed: HEB, Texan’s Warehouse ands, Handy Andy and Wuest’i.    / Mishap leaves two injured Fire destroys mobile home at Canyon Lake By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer CANYON LAKE - No injuries were reported in a fire last night that destroyed a double-wide mobile home in the Canyon Lake area. The fire occurred at approximately 4 a.m. at 342 Sir Arthur Way. The home is located in the Rolling Hills subdivision near Tom Creek and Farm to Market Road 2673. Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willmann said the blaze was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on the scene. "It was completely involved when the first officer got there. Neighbors in die area called it in," he said. Willmann said there was not much firefighters could do except contain the fire. “We protected exposures and put out fires in the trees and grass. There was only one little wall left,'* he said. The owner of the home is Frank Collingwood. He was not in the home when the fire occurred. Willmann is expected to contact the owner today. According to Willmann, the cause of the tire is still being investigated. “It does not appear to be suspicious," he said. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 4:07 a.m. Willmann said a pumper and two tankers were used to fight the fire. Eight firefighters were called to the scene. New Braunfels firefighters also responded to a structure fire that occurred at 3:06 a.m. in the 1300 block of Stonewall. According to New Braunfels Fire Marshal John Herber the fire was reported to be the result of a construction deficiency in the home. The fire was located in the chimney. “The house was older and mortar had cracked in the fireplace. This led to an avenue for a combustible surface," he said No injuries were reported Damage to the home is estimated at $10,000 to $12,000. The home was owned by Kevin Martin. Herber said Martin credits the smoke detector at the home for saving his and his family's lives. The fire was called in at 3:06 ajn. Three engines and four support vehicles were dispatched Sixteen firefighters were on the scene. .MHff science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Fleming completed squadron officer school as distinguished graduate in 1976 and the Air Command and Staff College by correspondence the same year. He it also a 1980 graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. He completed the Air War College Correspondence Course in 1985 and graduteed from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1989. Col. Fleming is a command pilot with 212 combat missions in Southeast Asia and more than 3,400 hours flying the 0-2, OV-10, T-38, C-12, F-4 and F-16. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Crom with three oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, The Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, The Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. The 12th Flying Training Wing teaches Air Force pilots to be flight instructors at Air Education and Training Command's five undergraduate pilot training bases. The wing conducts Department of Defense undergraduate navigator train-ing for all Air Force and some Navy and Marine Corps personnel in three training programs. Herokt-Zahung photo by JOHN HUSETH Now Braunfels Smokahouaa features a unique mathod of preparing curari ham, whore the ham to cut by a blade while turning on a rotisserie. Smokahouaa staffer Ruben Cortez, Jr., works the rotisserie. New Braunfels Smokehouse sending meat products all over the nation during holidays frjy thotr prodiK*1! and from tilt they Fatted shipping some of those things to different people." Dieted said fire Smokehouse restaurant came about as a place to sell some their processed meats. There are now three restaurants, two in New Braunfels and one in San By ROSE MARIE EA8H Staff Writer Today is the last day for Christmas shipments of the hickory-smoked meats that the New Braunfels Smokehouse has build its reputation on. Gifts from the Smokehouse have been a Christmas tradition for many families and businesses for yean— not just in New Braunfels, but nationwide. “It’s fairly empty now, thank the Lord," said Mike Dieted, manager. “Normally this warehouse is stacked up to the door. Yesterday was the last day, we only had about five or six pallets to go yesterday afternoon. We’li have a few express shipments today for overnight deliveries. “We've been in this brines? for almost 50 years," said Mike Dieted, manager. “This is a second gene ration family-owned business. The Russell K. Dunbar family in San Antonio was in investment banking at the time and they bought the South Texas Ice Company from City Public Service in the early forties, Mr. Dunbar sold all but two of the ice businesses off — keeping the one here and one in Seguin. That business evolved into some storage (meat locker) busine#! and thfti peppfe started frying if they onuld MOONE fleer and things tike that Then people want- Antonio. Dieted started working for them in high school and has been with the business for 26 years. Packages of the hickory-smoked "tetef are shipped all over the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. About 80 percent of the business takes place in the last quarter of the year. The Smokehouse has about 75,000 customers that have ordered in the last three years. Catalogs are mailed to about 750,000 starting around the first of September. “We'U ship probably dose to 70.000 pounds a week Air-ing this time" said Dieted. “Over a year we process over a million pounds. We employ up to 75 seasonal employees. Our fUll-time employees number about 15 or 20. We're Nereid with a lot of people th* rome back and work for us every year. Some have come back every Christmas season for twenty years." AU over the United States people are enjoying New Braunfels Smokehouse spiral-diced hickory-smoked hams, beef jerky, and of course, that wonderful wurst as pad of their Christmas tradition, Harakt-Zahung photo by JOHN HUSETH A two-car collision yesterday st 11:15 s.m. on Frsdrlcksburg Bt resulted In two people boing transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital. Owen Simpson, 16, of New Braunfels (above) wee treated end released later at the hospital. Peggy Colwell, 56, of New Braunfels time also treated and released. Randolph’s Gatliff heads for joint staff From staff rsports UNIVERSAL CITY - Air Force officials announced today that Brigadier General Robed E. Gatliff, commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing at Randolph Air Force Base has been appointed to duties as the Deputy Director for Operations, National Military Command Center, Joint Staff in the Pentagon, Washington D.C. Succeeding Gen. Gatliff will be Col. Thomas O. Fleming Jr., currently commander of the 354th Fighter Wing at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. He will assume command of the 12th Flying Training Wing during a change of command ceremony Jan. 18. Gen. Gatliff entered the Air Faroe in 1968. He is a graduate of Auburn University Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He has held a variety of assignments in flying and personnel fields as well as command positions at the squadron and tiring level. A command prior with more than 3,400 hours in the T-38, A-7, F-105 andF-16,he flew more than 140 combat missions in Southeast Asia. He has been awarded with the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star medal, Air Force Achievement medal, as well as many other awards During his yean of service he has held the ranks of second lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain, nuyor, lieutenant colonel, colonel and brigadier general. Col. Fleming, 46, it a graduate of the Air Force Academy. He holds a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering and master of business administration degree from Central Michigan University. He also earned a master of military arts andToday's Texas Lottery numbers are 7- 9 - 17 - 27 - 28 - 32 Jackpot $15 million ;