New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
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In Chicago,T°^’ TX y6 revered sports hero in a town w.. greats. And when Chicago Sports Hall ot ran.,. _ cials wanted a statue of the Chicago Bear running back, they commissioned New Braunfels sculptor Paul Tadlock for the job.See Page 1BFireworks, old-timey fun on tap for holiday
New Braunfels residents and tourists alike will have plenty to do this Fourth of July because several businesses and organizations are planning community celebrations for the holiday.See BelowPitcher, announcer defend Charlie Hustle
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose, facing a lifetime ban from baseball if charges that he gambled on the Reds are proven, got the support of at least one player and the club’s radio announcer this weekend in trying to knock down testimony obtained by baseball investigators.See Page12A
Vol. 137, No. 166
707 Lands St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144Sunday
July 2, 1989
50 Cents Four Sections, 42 Pages
Corporate news is good for Coleman Co.
While the closing of the Canadian Coleman, Ltd., may mean bad news for Toronto workers, the Coleman facilities in New Braunfels and Wichita, Kan., are excited about the relocation of all the facility’s production assets to their plants.
While Coleman officials said they could not yet determine the exact impact this decision will have on its New Braunfels and Wichita employ
ment, they said it is certain more production employees will be required there next year. The moves should also serve to stabilize existing payroll levels in Wichita and New Braunfels because of increased production schedules necessary to serve the Canadian market.
According to Randy Kuntz, New Se* COLEMAN, Page 2A
Many offices are open Monday, closed Tuesday
Several public offices and businesses will be closed Tuesday in commemoration of the Fourth of July.
Offices in the Comal County Courthouse, Comal Appraisal District and New Braunfels City Hall will be closed Tuesday but will be open Monday.
The New Braunfels Independent School District’s Education Center will be open Monday and closed on the Fourth of July.
Comal Independent School District will close its administrative and tax offices Monday and Tuesday.
New Braunfels Utilities also will have the same schedule. Customers
can stop by on Monday, but they will have to use the night deposit box Tuesday. Emergencies can be reported by calling 625-8564.
Residents’ garbage will be picked up during the regularly scheduled time on Tuesday.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung offices will be closed Tuesday so employees can spend the day with family and friends. On Monday, the offices will be open for business and to print a Tuesday morning paper.
Phone lines will be open Tuesday morning from 8 to IO a.m. for those who did not receive their newspaper.
Rig avoids collision, overturns
It took HEB employees, wrecker crews, highway department workers and law enforcement Officiate rmra than fnur hm ire to rloar thp
dumped by an HEB tractor-trailer on Interstate 35 Exit 187 ramp in front of Courtyard shopping center Friday night. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
The quick-thinking driver of an HEB Food and Drugs stores tractor-trailer rig avoided what could have been a tragic collision Friday night by driving his rig off the highway, causing his truck to overturn.
John Gary Torres of San Antonio was treated and released at McKenna Memorial Hospital Friday night.
According to New Braunfels Police Officer Bill Spence, Torres was driving an HEB tractor-trailer north on Interstate 35 at 7:22 p.m.
At the same time, Jesse Aguilar Herrera, also of San Antonio, was driving a Dodge van north on the interstate and Fiyazni Sultanali Asaria, who works in New Braunfels, was driving an Oldsmobile 98 in the same direction.
The van, owned by a transportation company, was carrying 13 passengers when the driver noticed a vehicle owned by the same company broken down on the shoulder approximately 300 feet from the exit ramp, Spence said.
The driver of the van began backing up in the outside lane of the highway, he said. Asaria saw the , van and tried to get in the left lane, when he noticed the HEB truck.
“The tractor driver also noticed the van and the only place he could go was the ramp,” Spence said. “The trailer brakes locked up and the trailer pulled the cab around.’’
Spence said the HEB truck struck the Oldsmobile slightly and Asaria pulled off the road. The tractor-trailer also struck the van.
“He made it to the ramp,” Spence said. The tractor tipped on die orivcx’s side and came to a stop about three-quarters of the way down the ramp.
“The driver did an excellent
job,” Spence said, adding mat me incident could have turned into a tragedy.
Traffic in the arca was tied up more than four hours Friday night as workers from MG’s Wrecker
Service attempted to upright the
rig, which had to be unloaded. Another HEB tractor trailer was
called to the septic to pick up the
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Fireworks, old-fashioned fun on tap for holiday
It’s gonna be one hot holiday _
weekend. Temperatures are By MARGARET EDMONSON To minimize danger to the spccta-
expected to climb into the upper Stew Writer Seca map of Lands Park tors and damage to the golf course, the
90s and near IOO today and at ^ew Braunfels residents and tour- on Page 3A public is urged not to view die fire-
least through Thursday. Southerly alike will have plenty to do this ~ works from any of the Landa Park
winds today will be about IO to Fourth of July because several golf course areas. According to the
15 mph. Tonight’s low should businesses and organizations are plan- According to Jaycee Tom Corbin, Jaycees, this arrangement will prodrop to about 75. For the Fourth, nin8 community celebrations for the the best places for spectators to park vide greater control of the display,
there is a very slight chance of holiday. and sit are the Prince Solms tube much better parking, better crowd
brief afternoon thundershowers bul The New Braunfels Jaycees will be chute parking lot and the old tennis control, wider streets for emergency
not enough to cancel any plans. shooting off firecrackers around 9 courts near the Wursilest grounds, vehicles, and the removal of trail ic
p.m. on July 4, according to Jaycee The Jaycees will be shooting off the congestion from Landa Park after the
Inside: President Jeff Mitchell. Approximate- fireworks near the 16th tee of the golf show.
BUSINESS................................8,9A ly $10,000 in community donations course, so spectators will best see the Schlitterbahn Water Park cele-
CLASSIFIED..........................7-11B went toward the purchase of the display if they face the Schlitterbahn
COMICS............................10A.1-8D fireworks. castle. See FOURTH FUN, Page 2A
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Gramm pushing tougher drug laws
OPINIONS....................................4A By STEPHANIE DAVIS
SPORTS 12 13A Staff Writer
tv icTiMftc........................ 1 ar Mandatory prison sentencing for
wpATiMrn ........................... criminals — where drug offenders are
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possible — could be the morale boost police officers need, says U.S. Sen.
With temperatures near IOO to “Obviously, we are not going to
usher in July, it might be a good solve the drug problem simply by
idea to just stay inside and clean building prisons,” Gramm said.
out your bookshelves this “There is a growing belief in Con-
weekend. And the Friends of the gress that unless there is the mandat-
Dittlinger Memorial Library have ory sentencing, that we are losing the
a good way to dispense of those deterrent impact of law enforcement.”
books at the annual fall book sale. Gramm was briefed on the drug
For pick up of books, call Lucille problem in Comal County Saturday at
Douma at 629-3048 or Blanche die Comal County Courthouse by
Sanders at 625-0520.... Sheriff Jack Bremer, Police Chief
Burney Bocck and an Alamo Area lf you need somewhere cool to Task Force agent. Approximately 50
hide out this week, Max Crow residents gathered to learn more about
will be teaching a Defensive Driv- the local drug problem,
ing Course at Mountain Valley “Comal County is so much of a
school, His class will be July 6 remote area,” Bremer told the group,
and 7 from 6 to IO p.m. Call “We do have a big abundance of drug
964-3491 to sign up. labs in this county.”
Safety First Defensive Driving The Anti-Drug Act of 1988, co-
Class sponsored by the Indepen- sponsored by Gramm and funded by
dent Insurance Agents will July $1.2 million, introduces strategies to
IO and ll from 6 to IO p.m. or deal with the growing drug problem.
July 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A need for mandatory sentencing is
Classes are at the Holiday Inn. evident in Washington D.C. where
Call 625-3736 to sign up. 44,000 people were charged with
The Charles Rose Agency will felony crimes in 1988, but only 1,400
offer DDC July ll and 13 and went to jail, Gramm said,
again July 25 and 27 from 6 to “Even in our own state where we
IO p.m. Call 625-8081 or pride ourselves in being tough on
625-8576 to sign up.... criminals ... they are probably going
to serve 11 months,” he said.
There is still a need for vol un- Gramm said Congress wants IO
leers (on a part-time basis) for years in prison without parole for a
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Use common sense
By MARGARET EDMONSON Stall Writer
Fireworks have been associated with the Fourth of July for a long time, and they hold a deep fascination for children and adults alike.
However, when purchasing and discharging fireworks, many people forget these fascinating explosives can lead to hand and facial
bums, eye injuries and even hearing loss.
According to Dr. Rich Cole at Scott and White Memorial I ^spital in Temple, the most common cause of injury happen when unsupervised children play with Fireworks. He said these cases
See SAFETY, Page 2A
U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm told a local group the drug solution will take more than building additional prisons. He made his comments while standing near a table full of drug paraphernalia confiscated in Comal County. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Bavarian Village was the site of a retirement party for Schimmel Beedom, who enjoyed his likeness on a cake with his wife Louise. (Photo bv Karla Wenzel)
By MARGARET EDMONSON Stall Writer
Not many people around New Braunfels can say they sat in as drummer for the Six Fat Dutchmen from Minnesota when their drummer fell ii! on the stage. There also are not many people who can say they played dnims for Myron Floren, accordian player with the Lawrence Welk band.
Schimmel Bloedom is a name associated with New Braunfels music for more than 50 years. That association has now ended with Bloedom’s retirement.
“I loved it,” Bloedom said of his musical career. “I enjoyed every minute of it.”
The retired musician and cafe operator was bom and raised in New Braunfels. He began his music career in high school with Emil Eggeling teaching him to play drums.
Bloedom played with such groups as the Lee Kohlenberg Orchestra, Kim Cochran and the South Texas Playboys, Little Fishermen, Bohemian Dutchmen, and the Village Fam-
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