New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Z e i t ti n g
“Reading is important - read between the lines. Don’t swallow everything.”
- Gwendolyn Brooks poet, C. 1975
Herald-Zeitung salutes those who make the world better
udos, a weekly feature of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, is intended to highlight the good news of our community.
It is an effort to recognize the good things people do for one another. Every week in this space, we will highlight and give praise to those who have been honored or have made significant contributions.
You can be part of this. If you know someone deserving recognition, call Mark Lyon at 625-9144. Also, you can submit your Kudos in writing to Kudos, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung,
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This week’s Kudos:
■ The Canyon High School Drill Team "Aristocats" who qualified last summer to compete on a national level. The contest will be staged at Sea World in Orlando, Florida next month. The drill team is directed by Allyson Siddons.
■ The New Braunfels Art League, which is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year. The league has remained a positive outlet for local artists each year and is home to some of the finest local works to be found.
■ To Justices of the Peace Doc Blanchard and Harold Krueger for their combined 47 years of service to the county. Both have now retired.
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Barding earns Glass Hammer Award
The Annual Meeting for the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation is over. So, members, you now have some new officers and some old officers, some new trustees and some old trustees. I hope we all do right by you for 1995.
The New Year brings with it the hope that the Center will continue to flourish and to serve the needs of the seniors in our community and to be able to interact with other service organizations for the good of all.
Just to bring you up to date, the Foundation’s eighteen Trustees are Darvin Altenhoff, Joe Barbour, John Bowers, Bruce Boyer, Alfred Brueckner, Roman Chapa, Jim Cooney, Marie Dawson, John Fahsl, Dave Hochanadel, Marge Miller, Muriel Mooney, Loyd Piester, Tressie Russell, Evelyn Silvers, Kenneth Triesch, Clifford Wilson, and Ron Zipp.
The 1995 officers are Marie Dawson, President; Kenneth Triesch, 1st Vice President; Muriel Mooney, 2nd Vice President; Joe Barbour, 3rd Vice President; John Fahsl, Vice President at Large; Marge Miller, Secretary; and Darvin Altenhoff, Treasurer.
Retiring Board members this year were Mary Lou Broome, Glenn Burnside, Hortense Hernandez, and Edith Winkler. Thanks to all of you for your years of service and support to the Senior Center. We hope you will continue to volunteer and to be a part of the Senior Center.
As I have said many times, the Board is a working board, and each person will be asked to take on projects and responsibilities. It is the only way our Center will work.
Committees will be formed during the upcoming year headed by one of the trustee members. Some
persons from the Foundation membership-at-large (2,600 current members) will be asked to participate, and we hope you will accept. It is great to get involved and to learn more about your Center, its activities, and its services. You may volunteer to help in any category you like: Building Maintenance, Bingo, Swan/Drake, Thrift Shop, Food Services, Home-Delivered Meals, Wurstfest, Fair Parade, J.O.Y. Creations, Library, Finance, Ways and Means, Expansion, Reception, Hospitality, Van Drivers, Long-Range Planning, and Grant Writing—and those are just the regulars. Many special needs come up every day.
If you volunteer to help on some of these projects, you will get in touch and you will meet people. In fact, you may like it so much that you could be elected to the Board of Trustees in the future. Then, when you object to some of the procedures and practices, you can talk it up and vote it out.
All types of personalities work and fit in at the Center. For example, there are the "Quiet Ones." John Fahsl works quietly and behind the scenes, and a lot of people don’t realize all he is doing. He and his wife Elaine work Bingo on Tuesdays. They organize, coordinate and run the Co-ed Bridge. John volunteers to study and research projects., and this year, he organized and promoted participation in the Fair Parade. Currently, he is researching a plan for preventive maintenance and is working on inventories. Elaine nd John, you are greatly appreciated. They go about their work quietly and never complain.
Another quiet one is Elinor Wells. She manages the Swan/Drake Club so beautifully and gives so much of her time. Other quiet ones who contribute so much to the Center’s operauon on a regular basis and do not receive enough accolades are Marge Miller, Munel Mooney, and Lynn Burr. One that is not so quiet, but is worth her weight in gold is Emily Riding, who is currently managing the Thrift Shop. Now, her counterpart, Arlene Scheer, who was her
co-manager, is a quiet one, but she did volunteer for most everything. Unfortunately, Arlene has temporarily retired from volunteerism due to family illness. Thanks, Arlene, and hurry back. What would we do without these valuable people—both sung and unsung?
More quiet ones are Kenneth Triesch, Darvin Altenhoff, Virginia Booth, Iris Schlather, Goldy Nowotny, Feme Hooker, and Ann Forbis—all so valuable to us. Our esteemed Clifford Wilson is a quiet one. And then there is Alfred Brueckner who is somewhere in-between. I think of myself as an in-between. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Then, we have the really loud ones who do so much but make a lot of noise, like John Bowers, Jean and Jim Cooney, Minnie and Al Bickham, Dave Hochanadel, Frank Wisemann, and Bob Biggers.
As for the staff, Gladys Battling is a quiet one, and Irene Ronan is a quiet one, but Shirley and Susan and David make up for all that by being pretty noisy. It’s all a lot of fun.
Anyway, loud or quiet, the Center loves you all. Just keep on doing whatever you are doing. We like it.
Gladys Battling receives the Glass Hammer Award for this month. She purchased 75 Sesquicentennial aprons, and so far only three have been sold. They are green and white with the Comal County Senior Citizens Center logo on them and the slogan, "Over the Hill and Working Still.” Maybe some of you will help her out of her dilemma by purchasing an apron ($9.00) and help the Sesquicentennial committee at the same time. She is also standing there with many Sesquicentennial lapel pins ($1.25). Won’t someone feel sorry for her?
(Marie Dawson is a guest columnist for the Herald-Zeitung, writing exclusively for and about the Comal County Senior Citizens Center.)
‘Old-time values’ resurface on education board
By PEGGY FIKAC
Associated Press Writer
AUSTIN (AP) — "Old time values’’ might get a little more attention alter the State Board of Education becomes a Republican-dominated panel today, says the new GGP chairman.
"I see a little ideological change to the way this country used to be," said Jack Christie of Houston, citing an emphasis on the family, honesty and integrity.
"I see a shift a little bit more to those old-time values,” he said "But on the other hand, I don’t see any extremist decisions."
Today in history
By The Associated Press
Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 1995. 'Ihere are 352 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Jan. 13,1794, President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to tile American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union
On this date:
In 1864, composer Stephen Foster died in a New York hospital.
In 1893, Britain’s Independent
Christie, who has served on the board since 1991, was named chairman this week by Republican Gov.-elect George W. Bush.
Christie look over the board’s leadership spot from Carolyn Crawford of Beaumont, a Democrat who remains a board member Of six contested seats on ilk; 15-member board in November, three were won by Republicans.
The new members will be sworn in Thursday, tipping the panel 8-7 in favor of the COP.
Labor Pally (a precursor lo the current Labor Party) held its first meeting
In 1898. Emile Zola’s famous defense of Cap!. Alfred Dreyfus,
"J accuse.” was published in Paris.
In 1941, novelist James Joyce died in Zurich, Switzerland
In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs died in a car crash in west Los Angeles.
In 1966. Robert C. Weaver became the first black Cabinet member when lie was appointed secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B Johnson
In 1976, Sarah Caldwell became the first woman to conduct at New
It will mark the first lime the GOP has a majority on the board that helps shape state education policy and decides which textbooks can be purchased with stale money by school districts.
The change comes after a gubernatorial campaign in which Bus! promised to promote more local control of schools.
Hie incoming governor also will replace Education Commissioner Lionel "Skip” Meno, who was named by outgoing Democratic Gov. Ann Richards. The board will recommend a candidate to succeed Meno.
Christie said he anticipates a board focus "on how to improve classroom
York’s Metropolitan Opera House as she led the orchestra in a performance of “La Traviata."
In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H Humphrey died in Waverly. Minn., at age 66.
In 1982, an Air f lorida 737 taking off in a snowstorm crashed into Washington D C ’s 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Potomac River, killing 78 people.
In 1989, New York City subway gunman Bernhard H Goetz was sentenced lo one year in prison for possessing an unlicensed gun that fie used to shoot four youths he said were about lo rob hun. (He was freed the following September)
instruction for children, which thus improves their test scores, which thus allows them to compete in a global economy.”
But the membership change has caused concern in some quarters, following recent controversies over sex education and a battle in the 1980s over coverage of evolution in textbooks.
"Right-wing political organizations worked actively to elect three sympathetic members in six contested races,” said a Wednesday statement from People for the American Way Action Fund, a group that has fought for such issues as leaching evolution.
Ten years ago: In a rare interview on .Soviet television, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko said planned superpower arms talks would he "blown up” if the United Slates violated a commitment to seek an accord on space weapons.
Five years ago: L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia became tile nation’s first elected black governor as he took tile oath of office in Richmond.
One year ago: President Clinton held talks in Moscow with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Authorities in Portland, Ore., arrested Shawn Eckardt, a bodyguard for figure skater Tonya Harding.