New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
8A Q Herald-Zeitung g Wednesday, December 25, 1996Looking Back
ROSEMARIE LEISSNER GREGORY
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
125 years ago (1871)
Translators: Carl and Ethel Saur
Warrant No. 176 originally granted to J. Sanders has been lost by Gustav Hoffmann.
Last Tuesday the circus gave 2 performances here.
G. Davneck, principal, public schools of Comal County advises parents to consult the teachers as to which books are recommended as Christmas presents for their children.
The New Braunfels Gymnastic Society will present a play and gymnastics demonstration at the Saengerhalle on the second day of Christmas.
Mrs. J.L. Forcke died the night of December 14.
I OO years ago (1896)
Translator: Lottie Nebergall Miller
An evening entertainment will be presented by the mixed Double Quartet on the second Christmas Day, Dec. 26, a Matzdorf Hall beginning at 8:30 in the evening. A dance will follow the program. Admittance for men is 50 cents; ladies are free. It is requested that all bring a lunch basket.
Dances at Clear Spring are set for Friday, Dec. 25, and Saturday, Dec. 26. E. Schuenemann extends a friendly invitation.
Leap Year Dance at Matzddorf Hall Sunday, Dec. 27.
Admittance for ladies is 25 cents, men free H. Lenzen and Son extend a friendly invitation.
New Year’s Day dance at Rhodes Hall on Friday, Jan. I.
King Pot Shooting in Green Valley, Friday, Jan. I. Dance at night. Green Valley Shooting Club invites all to come.
75 years ago (1921):
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J. Mickesch of Comaltown says that sixty-seven years ago on December 8, his family came to New Braunfels from Germany with the Nowotny and Weidner families and that it was some trip. It was made in a sailing vessel and took 13 weeks. They left the old country in August and the latter part of November, came •r> niinMton Kn» •, Kin
came in sight of Galveston, but a big
storm blew up and they could not make the Harbor and the vessel was blown so far from its course that it was three weeks later before they were back again and made their landing safely. They came to New Braunfels where they had heard of the Prince Solms settlement made a few years previously and here all three families have been ever since.
Much work has been done recently on the interior of the Opera House and the proprietor, Mr. Jack Kauffman, has a playhouse that would be a credit to any town several times larger than this. Nor is this all Good pictures are shown, the place is kept strictly sanitary and no rowdyism or anything of that kind will be tolerated for a minute.
Children alone feel as safe there as if in their own homes.
Miss Mildred Frieze has returned from Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Where she is attending school, to spend the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. S. IL Frieze and wife.
Julius Schleyer, Roland Hemen, Henry Gruene, Newborn Guinn, James Eiband, of the University of Texas, and Ernest Eiband, Jr., of New York, are home for the holidays.
Dr. and Mrs. A.H. Noster, of San Antonio, were the Christmas guests of their daughter, Mrs. Herbert Adams.
M iss Norma Voelcker, who is attending the Industrial College of Arts at Denton, is spending the holidays with her sister, Mrs. R H. Wagenfuehr and her father, Emil Voelcker, and family.
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school board was asked to vote on whether the Bible be read in the school. After several days of consideration he said, “I bane reading da Bible and no like him read in de skules; he says too much about St. Paul and notting about Minneapolis.
50 years ago (1946):
Betty Pfeuffer Triesch Headway toward Comal’s County Hospital was made by the general assembly of the Hospital Association meeting in the District Court Room Tuesday night when an estimated IOO delegates present approved work and recommendations of the Board of Directors including a method of financing, location, size and type of building of the proposed county hospital. ... Plans call for a
$350,000 two-story hospital of 40 beds to be located don a block known as the Clemens property at Cross and Magazine Streets.
Merrit J. Schumann, 201 North Liberty Ave, has been selected for training in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Texas, Austin. ... Selecting this school as his choice from 52 colleges and universities throughout the country. He is one of the first to take advantage of the new scholarships offered by the Navy in its peace time officer procurement program includes a four-year education of the candidate’s choice, with all expenses paid and an allowance of $600 a year. After he receives his degree he will be commissioned an officer in either the United States Navy or Marine Corps, and will serve on active duty for two years.
The marriage of Miss Phyllis A. Bose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mose to Captain William H. Van Matter, U.S. Army Air Corps, son of the Rev. and Mrs. C.F. Van Marter, Seneca Falls, N.Y. was solemnized on Saturday, December 14, 1943 at the First Evangelical and Reformed Church, New Braunfels.
The Rev. E.H. Berger performed the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Odin G. Rose, organist, played the nuptial music, and accompanied Miss Kathleen Eikel, who sang “Because” and “O Perfect Love.”
Friends of Vera Elizabeth Eikel will be pleased to know that they may now tune in her New York Radio show, “Broadway Talks Back,” on Monday evenings at 9:30 p.m. over Station KMAC, San Antonio. ... The show covers a discussion of current plays and
features prominent actor and actresses. Miss Eikel, a niece of Mrs. Vera Faust and a former resident of this city is writer producer of the show. She is a graduate of New Braunfels High School and began her interest in writing as a reporter on the Herald from where she moved to radio in San Antonio and then to New York.
25 years ago (1971)
Myra Lee Adams Goff
Kenneth G. Ikels, 23, Ridge Drive, will receive his doctor of philosophy degree in chemistry from the University of Texas next Wednesday, Dec. 23. ... Ikels recently finished his doctoral thesis entitled “Influence of Physical Properties at Separating Surfaces on Bubble Formation After Decompression of Olive Oil and
Rodney Timmermann, a Canyon High School senior, was named all-tournament guard at the Kennedy Invitational Tournament Dec. 9-11. Timmermann averaged 20 points against Kames City, and 14 against Tilden.
Martha Jentsch, Rt. I, Box 122, Hunter, bagged this 29-pound coyote Saturday while she was deer hunting at Hunter. She had to be satisfied with her furry prize for the day since she didn’t get her deer. The coyote was walking toward her, Miss Jentsch said, and she brought it down at 50 yards with a .308 caliber rifle shortly after sunrise.
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