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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas -IGA O Heraid-Zeftung O Friday .July 25,1997 I 11 iii■!.< VC- Herakl-Zartung photo by Mich««t Damal! Jesse Flores puts his hat over his head and grabs a quick snooze Tuesday afternoon at Prince Solms Park. The weekend weather should be perfect for spending time in the shade. The National Weather Service is predicting sunny days for Saturday through Monday with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms. Lows will be in the 70s and highs will be in the mid to upper 90s. Looking Back By ROSEMARIE LEISSNER GREGORY Special to the Herald-Zeitung 125 years ago (1872) Translators: Carl and Ethel Saur Ferdinand J. Lindheimer states that die past due subscnption accounts are to be paid promptly as the books will close with publication of issue No. 39 which ends the third quarter. Publication of the Zeitung will probably be in other hands after that date. The final financial report of the New Braunfels Aid Society (for victims of the tornado of Sept. 12, 1869) shows $4,401.55 was contributed in money and material and disbursed to local victims. G. Weber serves as chairman of the society and W. Laps as secretary. On the executive committee was J. Rose, Chr. Lange and E. SchertY. Miss von Schenk may have to close her school for girls here for lack of public support. IOO years ago (1897) Translator: Lottie Nebergall Miller The following men were sworn in by the mayor to serve as police for the fire department: Alfred Weidner, Harry Penshorn, Hermann Scholl, George Eiband, O. Seekatz, Jos. Roth, Gotti. Hofer. Walter Heidemann and Robert Ebensberger. Wanted to Buy — A strong, trustworthy work horse; 16 hands high and about six years old. Contact John Jacoby. White Beer (Weiss Bier) from Ochs and Ashbacher is nourishing, healthy, and refreshing. The forming of the Ulrich von Hutton ODHS Lodge will be celebrated Sunday, July 31, at Ed. Rohdes Hall beginning at three o’clock. Scheduled for the afternoon are the celebration speech and a concert, which will be followed by a dance at night. Admittance for men 25 cents; ladies free. Only lodge members and invited guests will be admitted. 75 years ago (1922): Arlene Krueger Seales * On July 4, Mr. Walter Faust and Miss Vera Eikel were quietly married by Judge Roper and after a brief honeymoon are receiving the congratulations of their friends. Both of the contracting parties were bom in New Braunfels and are known throughout this section of the state. The groom has long been an authority in financial circles, is cashier of the First National Bank and has always been actively identified with the industrial growth of the town. The bride is a gifted musician and has given freely of her time and talents on all occasions where they would assist in the success of any entertainment and her name on the program was a guarantee that the jubilee would enjoy something exceptionally good. The entire citizenship extends its best wishes and may their new life be a long and happy one. A delightful surprise party was given to Charley Fischer on July 9th by a number of his friends, the occasion being his birth anniversary. A number of games furnished amusement and refreshments of sandwiches, assorted cakes, ice cream arui water melon were served. Those present were: Misses Elsie Waldschmidt, Melitta Schwab, Alma Penshorn, Alice McGhee, Adeline Beekman, Katie Weidner, Bessie Nowotny, Ida Stratemann Messrs, Roland Henrry, Calon Bretzske, Arlon Moeller, William Kessler, Arthur Lipke, Herbert Barth, Charley Fischer, Lawrence Sands, Adolf and Ottomann Stratemann, Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Freddie, Mrs. Alfred Stratemann Fischer, Mrs. Young and son and daughter. Miss Leonic. During the month of May our county nurse weighed and measured 170 children; 79 of these were found to be IO percent underweight. In 21 cases, former defects had been corrected. She has a number of pamphlets on hand dealing with the care and nutrition of undernourished children which she gladly hands free of charge to the parents of such children and on other subjects and diseases she can easily obtain helpful literature. ’’Kid” Moeller is making rapid progress on the big storm sewer on Church Street and on Monday started on the last block of it. This improv ement should take care of that big drainage territory with ease and will remove one trouble citizens have had to contend with for a number of years and on which they have spent much time and money without any relief to speak of. 50 yeirs ago (1947): Betty Pfeuffer These h Dr. Lloyd I. Ross, prominent San Antonio physician and surgeon, was indicted by the recalled Comal County Grand Jury in its report at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on four charges of murder and one charge of assault with intent to murder and trial on the charges was immediately set by District Judge J. R. Fuchs for 9 a.m., July 28. Sheriff W.A. Scholl was ordered to summon a special venue for the case. A FAMILIAR CORNER TO NEW BRAUNFELSERS for three quarters of a century, home of “The Big Store on the Plaza gets it’s free lifted. Razed by fire in what practically amounted to a complete loss of building, merchandise and fixtures last March 3, owners began to lay plans to carry on even while the flames yet smouldered. The Big Comer, cleared of its mess of debris and being gradually readied for complete rebuilding as soon as the building situation permits, “bigger and better than ever,” owners say. In the meantime they “carry on” with reduced space and facilities and plan additions even to these until the big, new store can be erected. Herman Blank, prominent Comal County farmer and ranchman, was a featured speaker last week before the workshop class of the Texas State Teachers College at San Marcos. Blank spoke on “Organization and Cooperation of a District Soil Conservation Program in Texas.” Blank is chairman of the Hays/Guadalupe/Comal County Soil Conservation District and has been active in various other fanner groups. He is a member of the AAA County Committee and FSA County Committee and a director of the Producers Co-op here. His own farm is said to be an outstanding mode farm in soil conserv ation. Seven sealed bids cm the rebuildin owns « ■ « Traffic jams on Web show signs of overgrazing By ELIZABETH WEISE AP Cyberspace Writer of Esser’s Bridge on the Guadalupe River near Spring Branch were opened last Saturday in a special meeting of the County Commissioners Court and the bid of the Austin Bridge Company of Dallas was accepted by the Court at a base bid of $ 19,750, announced Judge Clarence Rice Monday morning. The work order is to be issued within IO days following July 5th, and working time set for the job is 90 days from the date of the work order. Complete renovation of the bridge including redecking, installation of new stringers, repainting and paving is planned. New 12-pound creosote-treated timber and steel railing instead of wooden will be used. 25 years ago (1972) Myra Lee Adams GofT The city has received a municipal sales tax check for $74,255.74 for the first quarter of 1972. The amount is more than $10,000 more than for the same period one year before, when $64,100.55 was received. The amount of money going into the city treasury for the first quarter has increased each year since the tax was started in 1968. The other three-quarters also have shown an increase from year to year, with the largest check usually received for the fourth quarter, which includes the holiday season shopping. American Legion Post 179 Band, under direction of Joseph “Don” Sanl, won its 18th consecutive state championship Friday at the 54th annual American Legion Convention in Houston. This year’s participation was dedicated in memory of the late Carl O. Richter, a charter member of the band, and Mrs. Walton (Vemie) Hoffmann, an ardent band supporter killed in an auto accident in October. A construction superintendent was SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Internet gridlock that seems to come out of nowhere and disappears almost as quickly could be the result of our failure to learn what they tried to teach us back in kindergarten: How to share. Researchers have come up with an intriguing explanation for online congestion and have proposed what’s likely to be an unpopular solution. In an article in Friday’s edition of the journal Science, physicist Bernardo Huberman and his student Rajan Lukose see Internet congestion as an example of the classic sociological problem of “the tragedy of the commons.” Given a finite communal resource, individuals will seek to maximize their own gain. If there is no outside force keeping them in line, they will eventually destroy the resource for all. It applies to sheep grazing, and it works for Internet surfing as well, Huberman said. Because users can’t see how their use of die finite pipelines that carry data online affects others, they have no incentive to use less so that there’s enough to go around. To study the problem, Huberman developed a statistical model of Internet usage at Xerox’ Palo Alto Research Center in California. crushed to death in the Comal River at Landa Estates when heavy equipment toppled over on top of him Monday morning. Charles C. Mills, 55, of 635 F. Torrey, was driving a ffont-end loader across a causeway improvised for repair work at the island of Landa Estates when a wheel slipped of the road bed. The machine, loaded with a section of concrete sewer pipe flipped over landing on top of Mills in deep water, crushing his chest. Mills was employed by Yantis Construction Co. which is repairing the city sewer line across the Comal at the Booneville Street end of the island. He was declared dead at the scene by Justice of5 the Peace Ben Shefman. Clarre. A thief apparently was frightened off by a cleaning man in the early morning hours of July 18, as he was in the process of stealing $2,000 in building goods from Wickes Lumber Co. on FM 483. (Provided bv the Sophienburg Museum and Archives and the Comal County Historical Commission.) Radio- than following a simple Bell curve with gradual increases and decreases, Internet use, they found, is fairly steady most of the time but is randomly hit with sudden, steep increases iii traffic followed by a less steep declines. lite statistical model they created explains how this happens. When enough people come online, things begin to slow down. At a certain point .suddenly enough people are shipping around data that the pipelines start to fill up, and everything comes to a near halt. What Huberman finds even more fascinating is that the millions of individuals who are surfing the Net suddenly decide almost collectively when enough is enough, and they all log off, in die hope that things will be less congested when they come back. While normal congestion online tends to follow the ebb and flow of the day — dinner time on the East Coast means lots of people online and slow surfing — these Net “storms** come at random times. They generally happen during a peak usage period Do You Have Mild to Moderate Asthma? lf so, we need qualified volunteers, 12 years of age or older, to participate in an asthma research study. Participants will receive physician monitoring, an EKG, lab work, chest x-ray, and asthma medications ♦ at no cost. Compensation up to $360 for your time. 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