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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID SULLENS, Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN, Managing Editor Page 4A Herald Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, July 17, 1991Har«ld-Zeitun$ Published Sunday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, 707 Landa St., or P O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328 Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels Herald Zeitung at New Braunfels, Texas DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager LONE' BEASLEY Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: three months, $12 .90; six months. $22SO; one year. $40.00. Senior Citizens Discount (carrier delivery only): six months. $19.25; one year, $34 OO Mail delivery outside Comal County, in Texas: three months. $2250; six months, $40.00, one year, $75.00. Mail outside Texas: six months, $52 50; one year, $8750. lf you have not received your newspaper by 5:30 pm. Tuesday through Friday, or by 7:30 am Sunday, call 625-9144 or 658-1900 by 7 pm and ll am., respectively. Postmaster: Send address changes lo P O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328KudosThe Herald salutes residents who make our world better Every' week residents of our area do many, many things that deserve special recognition. Often those things find their way into the pages of this newspaper, but sometimes they don’t. This space is devoted each week to providing that recognition. Some of what appears in it will be taken from the pages of the Herald-Zeitung. Some will be provided by our readers. If you know of someone who deserves special recognition, let us know. Call cither Managing Editor Janinc Green or Editor and Publisher David Sullcns and we’ll lake it from there. Our telephone number is 625-9144. Kudos this week go to: • The New Braunfels Lions Club for its sponsorship of attendance by local youngsters at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville. The 500-acrc camp serves children and youth ages 7 through 16 who are visually or hearing-impaired or who have physical disabilities. • The Comal County A&M Club on securing an appearance by Shelby Metcalf, the winningcst coach in lite history of Southwest Conference basketball, as the speaker for the Aggie Fish Fry Aug. 6 in New Braunfels. • Marvin and John Pustka on the creativity involved in their “Q’uadalupe River Aggies” T-shirt project. Sale of the T-shirts, which can be ordered by calling Marvin Pustka at 625-8861, will provide scholarships to A&M for local students. • The Comal County unit of the American Cancer Society or. the success of its Great New Braunfels Duck Race. • All those involved in the now-succcssfui effort to raise $ 1,000 for the renovation of the piano al the New Braunfels Civic Center. Members of tile committee that spearheaded that effort included belgard Suhr, Barron Schlameus, Jan Kcnnady and JoAnna Schima. • Her ahi-Zeitung columnist Ida Sing on the publication of her first book, “At die Crossroads... Ruminations on Living for People My Age.” The book is available at Krause Books in downtown New Braunfels. • Pearl Ellcy Bethune on the publication other book, “Forward lo the Past.” TTie book is about her ancestor, Carl Blumberg, who emigrated to Texas from Germany. • Second Ll. Tom Duke, son of Charlie and Dottie Duke of New Braunfels, on winning a number of awards and honors upon completion of undergraduate pilot training at Reese Air Force Base. The elder Duke, a former Apollo astronaut, was the speaker at graduation ceremonies for the pilot class of which his son was a member, and presented die younger Duke a trophy designating him the class’ top graduate. • The new officers of the local Business and Professional Women organization. Those officers include: Delores Smith, president; Sarah Thompson, president-elect; Terry Burto, first vice president; Elaine Wells, second vice president; Dorothy Schultz, treasurer; Jeanette Prell, corresponding secretary; Carolyn Moore, recording secretary. • Roice and Mary Lou Broome on their recent receipt of the “Family of the Year” award presented by the Knights of Columbus. • T he employees ol tile local LaFarge plant who have been involved in die recent collection and sale of recyclable materials to benefit the firm’s “Back to School Program” designed to provide clothing and school supplies for underprivileged youngsters. • The two local retailers — benne Hardware and McCoy’s — that participated in last weekend’s “Water Tight Weekend” sponsored by the Edwards Underground Water District. The stores distributed free waler conservation kits and other information on how water can be saved in the home and outdoors, • The City of New Braunfels on its contribution of $4,268 lo help lurid the annual New Braunfels Jaycees’ July Fourth fireworks display. The display entertained thousands. • Larry Kunkel on having recently been named “Lion of die Year” by the New Braunfels Evening Lions Club at the civic group’s recent installation banquet. • Paul Fraser, who Fnday afternoon notified Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. that his neighbor’s phone was out of order, and a representative ol that finn who spent Saturday morning putting things right. Gladys Culpepper said: “I’d just gotten out of die hospital and really needed phone service. Mr. Fraser has always been a good neighbor.” Do you know of someone else who deserves mention in this weekly feature? lf so, call Janine Green or David Sullcns at 625-9144 So far, ‘over the hill’ looks OK J We read about it in magazines and see it in the movies. People, particularly guys, are supposed to do strange, life-changing things soon after their fortieth birthday. It’s called getting the middle-aged crazies. I’m not saying it won’t happen to me but I just hit the big 4-0 this past weekend and so far I don’t seem to feel much differently. In fact I probably wouldn’t feel any differently at all except that wellmeaning friends and family bombarded me all weekend with not-so-gentle reminders that I am now, as they say, “over the hill.” And I suppose that is the problem. We guys look at our lives and realize, perhaps for the first time, that: A) steam is easier to hold onto than time, and B) we are still light years away from achieving the goals we set for ourselves as boys. Career and lifestyle changes result as we desperately try to make our * Lone' Beasley lh JI lives count for something on one side while staving off the Grim Reaper on the other. All of this, it seems to me, is a modem phenomenon. There probably weren’t too many prehistoric men who suffered from mid-life crisis. The options just weren’t there. Prehistoric Middlus Agus Crazus Man never developed because he was too busy fighting saber-toothed tigers and getting enough to eat for that day’s existence to think about whether his life was really fulfilling or not. Despite its name, ITI bet there weren’t many guys who used their fortieth birthday as an excuse to go nuts in the Middle Ages either. Career changes were pretty much limited to choosing to work in the same hay field you had always worked in or starving to death. Starving to death as a career is not only short but is also slim (pun intended) on fringe benefits. Of course there is one more thing to take into consideration. Life expectancy back then was probably not much more than forty years anyway. Twenty would have been the half way point and no one can imagine a midlife crisis at 20, even in the Middle Ages. Life in the second half of the twentieth century, on the other hand, is so relatively easy and leisure time so great that we men have time to prop our feet up and contemplate our lives as they relate to the universal scheme of things. It is in such dark moments that we decide race car driving is the career we always secretly craved and that bungee jumping as a leisure activity makes more sense than staying at home watching Star Trek reruns. I’m still new at this but if this is being over the hill then the view from this side looks OK so far. A much scarier proposition to me would be starting over back down the hill at, say, 20. Whew — now there’s a spooky thought! Lone’ Beasley is advertising director of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. Looking Back Meat costs five to six cents a pound By ROSEMARIE LEISSNER GREGORY, Editor Sophienburg Museum and Archives Comal County Historic Commission 125 YEARS AGO (1866) Partial official election results, Comal County: Chief Justice — Heffter 242, Klappenbach 294; Co. Commissioners — L. Kroesche 270, Buehler 271, Coming sen. 276, G. Bodemann 282, Rennert 162, Mueller 166, Petri 12, Gruene 186, Triesch 179, Eimcke 18; Sheriff — Wm. Schmidt, F. Nowotny 247; County Surveyor — Hillbert 505; Coroner — Robt. Bodemann 33, others 15; Assessor/Collector — Mittcndorf 230, Sauer 295; Co. Treasurer — C. Kramer 103, Blum 109, Stein 315. • • • (Notice) Since the previously announced school patron meeting last Sunday was not held because of heavy rains, it will be held on Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m. m G. Weber, Secretary; New Braunfels Academy Board of Trustees KH) YEARS AGO (1891) Louis Seckatz announces the opening of his new meat market to be located on San Antonio Street. He stales that meat will be available every day for the price of five to six cents per pound. • • • Dr. Rainey, superintendent of the Deaf and Dumb Institute, and Dr. Daniel of Austin were in New Braunfels for a few days as guests of Dr. Garwood. • • • (Advertisement) Water cart for sale cheap. Ed. Naegelin 75 YEARS AGO (1916) The Mexican situation becomes more acute and actual intervention and war is regarded in officials circles as almost inevitable. The Carranza government it appears is not doing anything to prevent outrages by Mexican bandits who continue to cross over and commit raids in Texas territory. • • • The 16-year-old son of Aug. Wittenbom had both bones of his forearm broken last week while attempting to crank the family car. Numerous accidents of this kind are known to have occurred, all of which could have been avoided by cranking with the left hand instead of the right. • 9 • The Mexican school in Comal Town will have its public exam during the day Friday and will close with an entertainment at the school house at night. The school has 80 boys and 48 girls enrolled. The interior of the Seekatz Meat Market is seen on this postcard, dated December 1909. 50 YEARS AGO (1941) DEFENSE ALUMINUM DRIVE DUE AS CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS BOOST HOUSE-TO-HOUSE CANVASS — The nation will turn over all discarded aluminum ware to National Defense Aluminum Collection, according to County Judge BW. Klingcmann, chairman ex officio of Comal County’s drive which will take place next Wednesday and Thursday. City and county leaders are cooperating with many civic organizations and service clubs who will deposit collected items in bins at the fire house. City Hall and Courthouse. The aluminum items will then be taken to dealers to be sorted and shipped to smelters. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts already have volunteered for the house-to-house canvassing. Agriculture reacher Paul Hillburn will take four local boys to Marshall for the Future Farmers Convention July 17-19. Jack Ohlrich, Robert Kuehler, Andrew Hokanson and Joe Froelich will attend the meeting representing 600 chapters with 3,000 boys from over the state attending. OhJriCh The Naegelin Bakery delivery wagon stands ready to make its rounds Weldon Bynum is the new Unicom coach. He arrives this week to assume duties. The former Three Rivers coach was elected over 20 applicants. Bynum has been chosen to succeed Shelley Burt * and has been the football coach for Three Rivers for the past five years, he is a graduate of Abilene * Christian College where he played end on the varsity squad.25 YEARS AGO (1966)    : Granting temporary water rights is dangerous,; says GBRA’s Specht. He advised local water users not to give up interim water rights to dry regions downstate without some guarantee at a later date. Much of his 75-minute talk to a capacity crowd at. the monthly luncheon of Board of Directors of the; Comal County Chamber and the Board of City; Development was centered around an explanation-* of the TWC’s $1,564,000 proposed district and" redistricting program of existing water surplus. • • • *, Capt. Eddy is the first New Braunfels casualty im Vietnam. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Eddy,.' live al 882 Perryman. Capt. Eddy, 29, was bom in Mexia. • • • John Karbach was elected a candidate for; County Commission of Precinct 4 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Commissioner Henry Neuse. • • • Comal County Fair Association President Hilmar Oberkampf named association committee members including: Buildings — Oberkampf, Marcus Adams, Ken-; neth Fiedler; Concessions — Marvin Jarisch, Fiedler, Murray Ferguson; Carnival — Adams, Homuth Weidner; Rodeo — Oberkampf, J.L. Evans; Front Gate — Clinton Ludwig; Drink Stands — Adams; Parade — Glyn Goff, A.D. Nuhn Sr., Ferguson, Grover Huff, N.B. Jaycees; Fair Catalog — Mrs. Marvin Jarisch, Adams, Fair Board; Publicity — Herb Skoog, Nuhn, Jerry Herrin; Games — Erhard Neuse.    ; • • • Barbara Wolle was complimented at a bridal shower Saturday afternoon given by Mrs. Martin Altwardt and Mrs. James Perkins in the San Antonio home of Mrs. Perkins. Miss Wolle is the bride-elect of Carl Doeppenschmidt. • • • Mrs. James Haile entertained at her home with a party complimenting Bonnie Uhr, bride-elect of Richard Denson. All photo* arc hum the collection* of the Suphienbuig Museum and Archives ;