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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Obituaries Giese. Signs Roy C. Balog Services for Roy C. Balog of New Braunfels are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home. Balog, 82, died Feb. 23 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Marion Cook Services for Marion Cook of 1217 Hillcrest Drive are pending at Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home. Cook, 73, died Feb. 23 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Lydia M. Dreibrodt Lydia M. Dreibrodt, 87, died Feb. 23 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Linwood Kennedy of New Braunfels officiating. Burial was in Zorn Cermetery. Dreibrodt was bom June 30, 1899. to Bernard and Emillie (nee Dietert) Strempel in Guadalupe County. She married Willie Dreibrodt in New Braunfels on June 15. 1963. He preceded her in death in 1971. Dreibrodt was a housewife and lived in New Braunfels since 1945. She was a member of the First Protestant United Church of Christ. Memorials may be given to the First Protestant United Church of Christ. Franklin "Frank" Mogle Jr. Services for Franklin “Frank” Hogle Jr. of Union City, Ind. will be at 10:30 a m. Wednesday at Fraze-Brooks & Davis Funeral Home in Union City. Ind. with the Rev. Rick Cryder of Union City. Ind. officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Union City, Ind. Hogle. 28, died Feb 21 near Union City. Ind. Hogle was bom June 13. 1958. to Franklin and Charlene (nee Hines) Hogle Sr. in Union City. Ind He was employed by the Union City Body Company. Survivors include his wife. Verla Hogle of Union City. Ind.; parents. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Hogle Sr. of Union City. Ind ; grandmothers, Pauline Hogle of Union City, Ind. and Ruth Hines of Redkey. Ind , two sons. Charles Hogle and Rick Hogle, both of Union City. Ind.; one sister, Robin Steed of Union City. Ind . and two brothers. Michael Hogle of Centerville. Ohio and James Hogle of Union City. Ind Ida Lee Jahns Scholl Services for Ida Lee Jahns Scholl of 143 Gaskin in San Antonio will be at IO a.m. Wednesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral home with the Rev. J. Linwood Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Comal Cemetery. Scholl, 84, died Feb. 22 at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Scholl was bom to Edmund and Clara (nee Friesenhahn) Jahns in New Braunfels on Sept. 9, 1902. She married Ernest E. Scholl who preceded her in death in 1967. She was a Methodist and a housewife. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Shock of Fort Worth and Nada Schreffler of San Antonio; two sons, Ernest E. Scholl and Charles Robert Scholl, both of San Antonio; 16 grandchildren and 20 greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be until service time. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Association. Alfred George Welch Services for Alfred George Welch of 717 Royal Oak Drive at Canyon Lake will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Simpson and the Rev. Bob Welch officiating. Burial will be in Cranes Mill Cemetery. Welch, 78, died Feb. 22 at her home. Welch was bom April 2, 1906 to Robert and Lillie (nee Knowlton) Welch in San Antonio. He married Agnes L. Camp on Oct. 14, 1934, in Williamsville. Ohio. He was a line supervisor for City Public Service in San Antonio for 27 years. He was a member of the Christian Church and Masonic Lodge Army Lodge No. 1105 in San Antonio. Survivors include his wife, Agnes L. Welch of Canyon Lake; two daughters, Kathine Louise Denney of California and Jo Ann Seiler of San Antonio; four sons. William Ross Welch of Canyon Lake, John C. Welch of Kingston, N.Y., the Rev. Bob Welch of Big Wells and Alfred G. Welch Jr. of Moor Park. Calif.; one sister. Ann L. Black of Hubbard, Ohio; two brothers. W.C. ‘‘Par Welch of San Antonio and James E. Welch of Coco Beach, Fla.; 13 grand-children; seven greatgrandchildren; one foster grandchild and three foster greatgrandchildren. Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday. Memorials may be* made to the charity of one's choice. Continued from page I that county animal control officers leave the cats alone because “they have suffered enough.” Animal control officer Olen Elliott said he is planning to continue feeding the 20 or more cats remaining at the property. He said once Robert Giese is taken into custody, he will collect the cats. Eleven cats found at the home along with the dog and one horse will be auctioned Wednesday at the Creek View Veterinary Clinic at 1121 Eikel. Doherty said the animals are recovering well from their ordeal. “I think this makes kind of a nice twist to the story," Elliott said. He said the funds collected at the sale will offset the expense of boarding the animals for the past week. Elliott said that while so much of his Job involves collecting animals to be destroyed later, he will be glad to see these animals find homes. Weather Water Watch Comal River.......................682    cfs    (up    270) Canyon Lake inflow..................928    cfs (up 8) Canyon Lake outflow.............737 cfs (down 44) Canyon Lake level...............908.84 (down .03) Edwards Aquifer...................427.SS    (up .07) Texas Weather Widespread rain fell over North Texas and. except for the lower Valley, all of South Texas this morning. while low cloudiness generally covered most of the rest of the state The far west was under fair skies and the middle Rio Grande Valley had clear skies, while patches of fog dotted north Central Texas, the Edwards Plateau, the South Plains and the Brownsville area Morning temperatures dropped into the 29s in the Big Bend, while West Texas reported 30s and 40s Readings in the 40s were most common throughout the north, although South Texas ranged from the 40s across the upper part to the 60s along the coastal bend and over the lower Valley At 4 am, the cold spot was Marfa with 21 degrees, while the 65 at Brownsville topped the state, the National Weather Service said The forecast calls for fog and drizzle in the south and partly cloudy skies in the north and west tonight. Overnight lows should be mostly in Uw 40s and 90s. Skies should be generally partly cloudy statewide Wednesday with highs mostly in the 60s and 70s. Forecast SOUTH TEXAS: Doms fog forming tonight and Wednesday morning with intermittent lip* rain or driz-lie. Partly cloudy Wednesday. Highs Wednesday 60s and 70s. Lows tonight 40s and 80s. near IO lower coart and lower Rio Grande Valley. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy Panhandle Unrip* and Wednesday; elsewhere mostly fair. Isolated pmxrors far west this evening. Low tenip* low 30s north to the mid sos far went and southwest mountains to 40 southeast and the mid 40s Highs Wednesday Births Continued from Page I business in New Braunfels for seven years. Businessman and council member at-large candidate Bob Pacharzina said council has better things to do than worry about location and regulation of portable signs. “To outlaw portable signs, which is the best means of advertising I have, is overstepping your bounds. I don’t understand why we’re telling somebody they can’t do business here.” Joe Couch, a landscape architect and chairman of the first council appointed advisory committee that proposed a draft late last year that was rejected by council following public controversy, said, “The new proposal is very brief but, in this case, brevity is no virtue. I recommend we look at doing away with language that allows signs on both sides of a highway or the interstate will get taken up by signs. (This ordinance) is very shortsighted. It is the council’s duty to perform long-range planning. ” Couch also said he would like for sections pertaining to on-premise signs be broken down into various zoning repons. “It is very difficult to have one set of ordinances for the various zoning areas, ” Couch said. While many said staff’s version was a good compromise of the oripnal draft, Davis Jackson countered the notion that any compromise ever existed, calling the idea a “myth.” “This ordinance is not a compromise. A leptimate compromise involves two sets of willing participants in voluntary negotiations with both sides expecting to gain from the transaction. But this sign ordinance has never had two sets of willing participants, the negotiations have never been voluntary and businesses and property owners have never had anything to gain from the sign ordinance,” Jackson said. Another council member at-large candidate, Dennis Rhoads, said that unless council made some changes in its policy towards portable signs, it probably could expect to see “a rush of portable signs put on property, left blank, and their owners afraid to take them down thinking, ‘Hey, I might need that sign next year,’ ” he said. Rhoads also expressed concern with the ordinance's stipulation that only one free-standing sign be allowed under on-premise regulations with no considerations granted for street frontage. Planning Director Mike Shands, instrumental in staff's preparation of the ordinance, answered several audience and speaker questions. Some of the points made were that, in the case that a non-conforming off-premise sign is damaged, he would act as arbitrator and would rule on the submission of the sign’s owner if it could be repaired for less than 50 percent of replacement cost. According to the ordinance as written, a repair estimate more than the 50 percent cutoff would mean the sign would have to be removed permenently. Some also had concerns about permits for on-premise signs and Shands said the only time permits would be required would be is if changes in the configuration or face size of such signs were to be changed. None would be needed for repainting or lettering alone. Out of town Mr. and Mrs. Robert Surprenant of Lackland AFB; 4 pound, 12 ounce boy; Feb. 21 at Willford Hall in San Antonio. Grandparents are Curtis and Mary Ewald and Leroy Nance, all of New Braunfels and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Surprenant of Bastrop. David and Carla Shipley of New Braunfels; 7 pound, 8 ounce boy; Feb. 19 at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. McKenna Memorial Hospital Sherry and Charles Wendham; 1559 Lahn Road; 7 pound, 9 ounce girl; Feb. 13. Copter. Continued from Page I sonnet for their quick response. A spokesman at Vista Del Sol Apartments, adjacent to the steakhouse, said that several tenants came forward stating that they had seen the helicopter, a Bell Jetranger III, land there several times before. An investigator with the Federal Aviation Administration’s flight standards division was called to the scene to investigate. "We were there to investigate and pass information on to the National Transportation Safety Board in Fort Worth. We were interested in checking on the pilot’s certification and possibility of mechanical failure. We plan to follow up." said Jerry Burden of the FAA, adding that his office is not responsible for citations in such accidents. "It happened so fast. Everything was flying all over the place. It was like somebody throwing rocks,” said eyewitness Chuck McPhail, owner of The Emporium arts and crafts store in the Courtyard Shopping Center near the accident site. “It didn't go very high, it just turned over. I hollered at people to get away because smoke was pouring out. The people inside got out real fast,” McPhail said. None of the witnesses reported sighting any flames coming from the damaged craft. Police Report — New Braunfels police reported nothing taken in an attempted burglary Monday at a residence in the 1000 block of Broadway, according to police reports. — A possible burglary and criminal trespass was reported Sunday in the 1300 block of Jackson Street. Nothing was taken in the incident, although a window had been damaged. — A ISO brown leather briefcase was taken from the car of Otto Walker Friday while in the parking tot of HEB, 843 W. San Antonio. — A 9-year-old boy was kicked in the foot Monday evening at a residence in the 300 block of West Faust Street. — Several satin jackets, valued at USO and HOO worth of frozen food were reportedly stolen from a residence Sunday night in the 400 block of Tanglewood. — Three coin-operated machines were broken into and S65 removed Sunday night from a business in the 900 block of West San Antonio Street. — Three cases of beer, valued at 135, were stolen from a business Sunday evening in the 1200 block of Gruene Road, according to police reports. — Abraham Starkey 58, of Schertz, was arrested Monday morning at Wuest's grocery, 559 W. San Antonio St., for the theft of “Kurt Keeper” hair spray, valued at 12.97. — More than $4,000 in household goods, inlcuding a charcoal painting valued at 81,500, was taken in a burglary over the weekend of a business in the IOO block of South Hill Street. — A car dealer in the 1700 block of Texas 46 South reported the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. No value was given on the 1975 beige Chevy van, bearing Texas license plates CZ-5481. — Police responded to a disturbance Saturday evening at an ice house in the 1400 block of Elliot Knox Boulevard. — A 15-year-old female NBHS student reported the theft Friday of 1525 worth of jewelry that occured at the school. — Will Richardson reported the burglary of his vehicle Friday. The break-in occured while the car was on Interstate 35 near the northern city limits. A list of stolen items was not available. — Police investigated a criminal mischief complaint Sunday evening at a residence in the 1400 block of Texas 46 South. A rock was used to damage a window, according to reports. — The theft of an 88009.5 cubic inch Mercury outboard motor from a residence in the 200 block of East Garden Street was reported Sunday afternoon. — The 7-U convenience store located at the comer of Landa Street and Walnut reported the theft Saturday evening of two twelve-packs of beer, valued at $11.38. Coloradan trying to prove find is Texas' first electric chair mid 5os north to the mid 60s south and the mid 70s over Big Bend valleys. NORTH TEXAS: Showers and thunderstorms in the eastern portion. otherwise partly cloudy and warmer through Wednesday. Lows tonight in the 40s. Highs Wednesday in the 60s. Extended Forecast Thursday - Saturday SOUTH TEXAS: Mild with scattered showers mainly east Thursday. Cooler with a chance of rain Friday and Saturday. Lows near 50 northwest to the tower 60s south Thursday and mostly in the 40s north and 50s south Friday and Saturday. Highs 60s north to the 70s south Thursday and Friday and from the 50s north to the 60s south Saturday WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy Thursday Chance of rain mixed with snow all sections Friday and mountains eastward Saturday. Colder Friday and Saturday. Lows Panhandle near 30 Thursday cooling to tower 80s by Saturday. Highs tower 50s Thursday. cooling to mid 40s by Saturday. Lows South Plains tow 30s Thursday, cooling to mid 20s by Saturday. Hi0» upper 50s Thursday, cooling to mid 40s by Saturday. Lows Permian Basin near 40 Thursday, coaling to near 30 by Saturday. HI0» tower «8s Thursday, cooling to near 50 by Saturday. Lows Concho Valley near 40 Thursday cooling to low 30s by Saturday. Highs mid foe Thursday, cooling to lower 90s by Saturday. Lows Big Bend upper 80s mountains to near 40 lowlands Thursday, cooling to low 90s mountains to mid 80s lowlands by Saturday. NORTH TEXAS: Mostly cloudy with a chance of mowers and a few thunderstorms Friday and Saturday Lows Thursday and Friday in the 40s to near 50 east Hi*w in the 90s except mHH1* 50s east. Turning polder Saturday Lows in tho 30s enmpt tower 40s eest Highs in the upper 40s west to upper 80s asst. Health_ Continued from Pogo I March I to the food-handier program. All elements of the program will be operated by the city and all revenues will be collected by the city.” Thieleman said. Theileman said the scheduling of classes and tests related to the program are in limbo at present and said such details should be worked out soon. “For now, people needing any information should call the city sanitarian’s office at 625-9244 Those things may be somewhat altered now and it’s sort of up in the air.” he said. The resolution of the food-handier program and contract termination were the last obstacles for the county as it takes sole responsibility for the county heal tit program following the city’s withdrawal The city wanted out of the program because of its current fiscal restraints. Food-handier permits cost $12 and are valid for three years. Thieleman said an increase in the fees is not anticipated because the city recently approved an in to January, commissioners approved a sliding fee schedule effective Feb. I in an effort to offset operating costs of the clinic. County Health Nurse Mary Lou Ethan said patients at tho facility have responded to tho fee institution well, with 9$ percent of those required to pay complying. “Poo-pit want to do what they can, Ethan told commissioners during imriar session Monday. “Even ■who did not have to pay in- art when they came in." Commissioners also approved a Una Ham transfer of $3,356 from the county auditor’s office to too health department to establish a full-time pfuu— for a part-time dark. Ethan said the dark is needed for adminstratlve duties as woU rn translation for Hispanic HUNTSVILLE (AP) - A flimsy oak veneer chair bought from a New Mexico roadside show and dubbed toe “Texas Thunderbolt” may have been Texas’ first electric chair, a Colorado author says. lf the chair is proved authentic, it could predate the infamous “Old Sparky," an oak chair that put 361 men to death from 1994 to 1964. The find has startled some historians, who have believed “Old Sparky," with its straps and electrodes, was the state's first death chair. Charlie Angermeyer. a Denver author, said the man who bought the chair hired him to check his theory that the chair was genuine. The owner, a Colorado philanthropist, realtor and history buff, has requested anonymity, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday. Angermeyer is offering a reward for old pictures that would prove the existence of the other chair and the authenticity of the find. The owner had bought the electric chair from a roadside tourist exhibit in New Mexico after answering a newspaper advertisement that said, “For Sale: Electric Chair,” Angermeyer said. Stains and bum Public Records Marriages Ford W. Wisdom and Kathi Mae Citek William R. Rush and Debra Dion Blunk Divorces Edwards. Sharon Jo and Richard Earl Sr. Erlanson. Oscar H. Jr. and Sandra L. marks on the chair convinced him it was worth the $800 asking price. According to the show’s owners, the chair was purchased in Amarillo at a 1970 auction and believed to be an execution chair from Michigan. Michigan authorities refuted that claim. Angermeyer said he contacted the 26 states in which there have been executions and received letters and pictures from all bi* six. Robert Pierce, coordinator of the Texas Prison Archives, was stunned when Angermeyer told him about the find. “We haven’t found any evidence that proves there weren't two chairs.” Pierce said after much research. Angermeyer said early newqiapor accounts refer to the midnight Justice meted out by the “Texas Thunderbolt.” He said the chair began service Feb. 8.1924, and was not replaced by “Old Sparky” until more than six years later. Health ( arc I pilate f or Folks A^c tit) to 7!i! NEW PLAN PAYS UP TO EISE, 700 FOR NURSING HOME BENEFITS -INCLUDING CUSTODIAL CARE According to a recent congressional study*, 2 out of 3 Americans aged 66 will be "impoverished" after spending just 13 weeks in a nursing home. But now there is a solution from Bankers Life and Casualty. 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To minimizemotion. wait for the pauses in action before you shoot. You might also try a1/15th sec. shutter speed with the camera on a tripod to show swirling motion of the dance. The normal or wide angle lens is good for showing the whole class. You will have greater depth of focus with these lens, so you cen shoot down the whole row of dancers and have many of them in focus et once. Color is always a problem with available light, to you should be careful of good exposure to get the beet out of your prints. Need accessories for that ballet session? frribrl Camera Mop 463 Weal Ban Antonio . New Braunfels. Texas 79139 Tue-Sat: 9AM4PM • CLOSED V SUN A MON* Phone (612) 625-6624 ;